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England footballers join Living Memory project

Interim England football manager Gareth Southgate and three senior members of his squad – Wayne Rooney, Joe Hart and Daniel Sturridge – have visited Stapenhill Cemetery in Burton-upon-Trent in support of the Commonwealth War Graves Commission’s (CWGC) Living Memory Project. … Continue reading

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British soldiers recovered from Somme battlefield

Two British soldiers will be reburied at 11AM on 19 October at the Albert Communal Cemetery Extension in France. The pair were part of a group of eight men from the 10th Battalion, Essex Regiment who were killed following the explosion … Continue reading

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CWGC launches Battle of Loos Remembrance Trail

The Commonwealth War Graves Commission (CWGC) has unveiled a Battle of Loos Remembrance Trail. It aims to tell the tale of an offensive that was the largest of the war for the British Army up until that moment and involved … Continue reading

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Thiepval Memorial to be restored

The Commonwealth War Graves Commission (CWGC) has announced plans to restore the Thiepval Memorial to the Missing, prior to the anniversary of the Battle of the Somme in 2016. In particular, the CWGC will be addressing issues with water ingress … Continue reading

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Duke of Kent visits CWGC sites in Bulgaria

HRH the Duke of Kent, president of the Commonwealth War Graves Commission (CWGC), visited Bulgaria recently to attend a ceremony to remember the fallen of the First World War. The Duke travelled to CWGC sites in Sofia and Plovdiv and said: … Continue reading

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WW1 memorial plaque found in Liverpool garden

A First World War memorial plaque has been unearthed in a garden in Liverpool. The plaque was formerly in St Peter’s Church in the Toxteth area of the city and was found in the garden of its former caretaker. Several … Continue reading

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Paddington War Memorial, London

The First World War memorial in Paddington Old Cemetery, Kilburn, London. Rather unusual in that it’s not the conventional Cross of Sacrifice that one tends to see in most city cemeteries where there is a CWGC section.

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