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The Commonwealth War Graves Commission pays tribute to the 1,700,000 men and women of the Commonwealth forces who died in the two world wars.

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  1. RT : Some of Maufe's detail in the Runnymede Air Forces Memorial

  2. RT : Has been 5 years (!) since I last visited a cemetery but instantly recognized these headstones from the road in Yarmouth, NS.

  3. Despite being only 22 when he was KIA 100 years ago Lieutenant Vivian Sutton was a veteran having served in Ireland, France, Greece, Egypt and Palestine before being killed on the Western Front. Find out more about Vivian, here:

  4. 14 hours ago

    Staff working hard at the 's Gaza War Cemetery.

  5. Are you in Bristol or the South West of the UK this weekend? Come along and meet staff at , as part of , and learn more about the 238 graves and memorials of war casualties that have recently been restored.

  6. 17 hours ago

    The restoration of the African Memorial is now complete. I could not be more proud of the great work the team have undertaken over the last 3 weeks In a few months we hope to have installed new visitor information panels and open the garden to the public

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  7. The recently welcomed over 300 people into its New Irish Farm Cemetery, as part of Heritage Day, in order to give an insight into the daily work undertaken by Commission staff. Find out more about the day, here:

  8. Sep 13

    Early morning and the sun is shining over and New Zealand Memorial, France.

  9. Sep 13

    RT : 70 years today; Pte S. Płonka died, he is buried in St. Mary's Churchyard along with others

  10. Sep 13

    100 years ago Private James Crawford became separated from his comrades while on patrol. As he approached to re-join them James was shot and killed as they believed him to be an enemy soldier. Find out more about our casualties here:

  11. Sep 13

    ICYMI: Our brand new publication - A Guide to the Commonwealth War Graves Commission arrived last week. This handy guide will show you some of the treasures that can be found around the world. Order your copy today, by visiting here:

  12. Sep 13

    Hawthorn Ridge No.1 Cemetery ⁦⁩. Auchonvillers.

  13. Sep 13

    This picture of the ’s Basra Memorial has created quite a discussion in our archives department – with what seems like a sketch having been drawn over the obelisk. Had it faded when the picture was printed or was it yet to be constructed? What do you think?

  14. Sep 13

    The works team in Scotland are nearly finished their stint on the Islands - lots to keep them busy in Lerwick New Cemetery today before catching the ferry home tonight

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  15. Sep 12

    The renewal of the plantations has begun - Assisi war cemetery

  16. Sep 12

    RT : Always nice to find leafy pockets of London. Stoke Newington’s is a fine example. And - there are ! Good to visit this afternoon.

  17. Sep 12

    A rededication service will be held in the ’s plot at Brest (Kerfautras) Cemetery in France later this month for a Second World War servicemen. Find out more details, here:

  18. Sep 12

    Few Best pics of from my Collections.

  19. Sep 12

    Have you downloaded our brand new school learning resources yet? Using historic sources from the 's collection we examine the scale of the World Wars and how we have chosen to commemorate those who died. Download the resources today by visiting here:

  20. Sep 11

    We are paying our respects today to the 484 men from the Canadian forces buried at Agira . Stopping at each man's final resting place. The London Irish Rifles proudly served alongside Canadians in Italy. Several Canadians served with the LIR in Tunisia. QS

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