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Welcome to the CWGC’s latest newsletter

Unknown First World War Canadian Soldier Identified • Finding Our War Dead • Heritage Open Days • The Dieppe Raid at 80: An Airman’s Account • Great War Group Conference in October • CWGF Calendar Competition

The identity of a previously unknown Canadian soldier of the First World War in CWGC Regina Trench Cemetery, Grandcourt, France, is now confirmed… Find out more.

Photos courtesy Canadian Armed Forces

Discover more about our Grave Recovery team, what happens when a world war casualty is found and the process behind identifying them… Find out more.

We’re running a range of Open Days throughout September. Come and join us at your local CWGC site to discover more about the history in your local communities, the work of the CWGC and the men and women we commemorate… Find out more.

Friday 19th of August marks 80 years since the ill-fated Dieppe Raid took place. We spoke to Eugenie Brooks about her father’s actions during this controversial operation… Find out more.

As a partner of the Great War Group, we will attending the annual conference October this year.

We will be taking part in a panel on a discussion about the importance and significance of the Thiepval Memorial – the largest memorial to the missing in the world.  We will also be hosting a session of our own – subject to be confirmed!

If you are into your First World War history, come and join us.  There are lots of other seminars, speeches, a pop up museum and an evening social. We hope to see you there!

To find out more about the Great War Group and to book click here.

Following the success of last year’s competition, this August you’re invited to send in images of CWGC cemeteries and memorials from across the world for a chance to feature in the CWGF’s 2023 calendar. Visit the CWGF website to find out more and enter here.

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