Read CWGC’s latest newsletter

A newsletter from the Commonwealth War Graves Commission that may be of interest to members.

Welcome to the CWGC’s latest newsletter.

Black History Month • Appeal for Relatives • Grave of Corporal Jeffs Marked • A Very Special Christmas Carol Concert
In cemeteries and on memorials across Great Britain, the CWGC commemorates more than 300,000 service personnel at over 12,000 locations. These men and women were from all walks of life, originating from all across the Commonwealth from a diverse range of backgrounds and cultures. All of these men and women came together during the two World Wars to fight for a common cause, and are now commemorated together across Great Britain.
As part of the United Kingdom’s Black History Month this October, our Public Engagement team will be holding events in partnership with the British Army and Royal Air Forces BAME networks, along with Black Poppy Rose to share the stories of some of the black communities who served in the two World Wars. In our latest blog, we share the stories of some of these remarkable individuals.
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Appeal for Relatives

The CWGC’s work to commemorate the fallen is far from over, and the identification of fallen service personal continues to this day. We are currently seeking the next-of-kin of several soldiers who fell in war. Could you be connected to any of these individuals?

Grave of Corporal Jeffs Marked

Originally buried in an unmarked grave by the German forces over a century ago, the now identified remains of 21-year-old Corporal Bertie Frederick George Jeffs were rededicated last week, marking the sacrifice he made for his country.

A Very Special Christmas Carol Concert

Join us on Thursday 16 December for a very special Christmas Carol Concert in aid of the Commonwealth War Graves Foundation. The event will be held at the stunning Royal Military Chapel in Central London, and will be an evening of distinctive musical performances, readings from special guests, and carols the whole family can get involved in. Register your interest now!

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