Latest News from the CWGC

The latest newsletter from the Commonwealth War Graves Commission.

Welcome to the CWGC’s latest newsletter.

In support of England’s largest festival of history and culture,  starting on 11 September 2020 the CWGC will be offering tours of several of our sites across the United Kingdom as part of Heritage Open Days week. Come along to discover the stories of our sites across the UK, the men and women we commemorate here and to meet our staff who continue our work of honouring the fallen.
We are delighted to be offering tours at Brookwood Military CemeteryCannock Chase War CemeteryHarrogate (Stonefall) Military CemeteryWeston Mill Cemetery, Plymouth and also Efford Cemetery, PlymouthDue to current restrictions, all those who wish to attend must book a place. For more information and to book, please visit the link below. 
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‘I Spy a War Hero’

Looking for something to do with your children as they head back to school? Come along for an ‘I Spy a War Hero’ event on Saturday 12 September at Weston Mill Cemetery, Plymouth, exploring the stories of some of the casualties commemorated here from the First and Second World Wars.

Naval Memorial in Ship Shape Condition

Also in Plymouth is one of our trio of iconic UK naval memorials. The Plymouth Naval Memorial has recently undergone essential maintenance; work has been ongoing for the past few months as the Memorial’s stone planters, which flank the steps leading from the Hoe to the memorial lawn, have been stripped back and repaired with new modern materials.

The Story of the Double Dog Tag

Sarah Ashbridge, a Researcher from the University of Huddersfield, explores how the Commission’s founder, Fabian Ware, was involved in the development of an iconic piece of military equipment used during both World Wars, which played a vital role in the work of Commission staff – the 1916 double identity disc or ‘dog tag’.

Our next CWGC Live, on Thursday 3 September, focuses on Britain’s entry to the Second World War in 1939. Our Official Historian, George Hay, will be joined by Dr Alan Allport and Professor Lucy Noakes as they cover this subject and explore some of the first casualties of the Second World War.
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