Read the CWGC’s latest newsletter

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

Welcome to the CWGC’s latest newsletter.

International Women’s Day • Appeal for Relatives • Recent Rededication Ceremonies • Join the CWGF Walking Challenge

There are many stories of women from across the Commonwealth who fought during both World Wars, some of whom laid down their lives and are commemorated by the CWGC today. Here in the UK you don’t have to travel far to discover these inspirational stories.

So, who are these women, where did they come from and what did they do during the wars? We’ve picked out some of these amazing stories from both conflicts which might be closer to home than you think.

You can discover more about these inspirational women on the CWGC website.

Read more on the CWGC website
See some of our iconic cemeteries and memorials across the worldFor Commonwealth Day 2022, we’ve selected a handful of the monuments and cemeteries that represent the outstanding contribution people from across the Commonwealth made during the World Wars.

From India, to Gallipoli, Canada, and beyond, join us for a whistle-stop tour of some of our most iconic sites around the world.

Appeal for RelativesAn appeal for relatives is a search to locate the next of kin for soldiers who fell in war. Could you be connected to any individuals who died in the World Wars?

We wish to make contact with direct blood relations of the casualties concerned.

If you are related to one of the casualties in our news article and can provide us with the documentation, please contact our Enquiries Team.

Rededications across BelgiumOn Tuesday 8 March, the graves of Sapper Stanley Evelyn Barnden of 17th Field Company Royal Engineers, Lance Corporal Owen James Munday and Private Leonard George Holiday, both of 15th (Hampshire Yeomanry) Battalion The Hampshire Regiment, were rededicated more than a hundred years after they died.

The services were held at the CWGC’s Kandahar Farm Cemetery, Heestert Military Cemetery and Vichte Military Cemetery, all in Belgium.

Get your walking boots on with the CWGFThe CWGF Walking our War Graves: Normandy virtual fundraising challenge starts on 25 April – are you ready to get walking and to raise money for the Commonwealth War Graves Foundation?

Our virtual challenge lets you walk, run, swim, or cycle the route from wherever you are in the world. Track your progress on our virtual map and maybe challenge yourself to raise some money for the CWGF to help support key projects like our Eyes On, Hands On volunteer programme.

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