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


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Looking back at 2022 ‚ÄĘ Book a talk ‚ÄĘ Research your past¬†
Collage of images from across the Commission in 2022.
The CWGC in 2022
What a year it’s been for the Commission! Across a very busy twelve months, we celebrated our success during May’s War Graves Week, commemorated at Christmas with an iconic Carol service, and much, much more. Recap 2022 with the CWGC here.
Best of 2022
A CWGC volunteer speakers gives a talk to history fans at a cemetery.
Book a talk
With the new year beckoning, our team are anxious to get out and about and share our amazing work with you! Interested in organising a free talk from us for your organisation? Book now before our diary slots fill up.
Book A Talk
A collage of headshots of various servicemen and women from the First World War.
Uncover your history
Explore our bitesize guides on how to help you research our casualties. What stories will you uncover? Use our powerful search tools to find out!
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Your CWGC newsletter is ready for you ūüďį

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


Welcome to the CWGC’s latest newsletter

Remembrance Is¬†‚ÄĘ CWGC Carol Concert¬†‚ÄĘ Flanders Remembered ‚ÄĘ Spotlight Volunteers
#REMEMBRANCEIS
There’s still time to share an image showing what remembrance means to you. Maybe it’s the sacrifice of a loved one or relative. Maybe it’s a special ceremony. Maybe it’s something completely unique. Whatever it is, we want to see it! Share your image with us today via our website.
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CWGC Carol Concert
Tickets are flying out the door for our CWGC carol concert! Join us on 8th December for a magical Commemoration at Christmas service, featuring special guest Barbara Dickson and more familiar faces yet to be announced. Book now to avoid missing out.
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Flanders Remembered 
A very special free concert commemorating the sacrifice of those who fell in Flanders Fields takes place on Monday 14th November at the Guards Chapel, London. Spaces are limited so reserve yours today.
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Spotlight Winners
We are delighted to announce this quarter’s amazing spotlight winners. These volunteers go above and beyond to support our work, enhance visitors’ experience at our sites, and show incredible enthusiasm. Hit the button to meet them.
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Copyright © 2022 Commonwealth War Graves Commission, All rights reserved.

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Our mailing address:
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An item from the Commonwealth War Graves Commission that may be of interest to some members.


Welcome to the CWGC’s latest newsletter

Remembrance Is¬†‚ÄĘ CWGC Carol Concert¬†‚ÄĘ The Path Of Peace¬†‚ÄĘ Menin Gate Restoration¬†Project
#REMEMBRANCEIS
This year we asking you to upload an image on to our website that shows what Remembrance means to you. It can be anything from a remembrance ceremony to a beautiful sunset, or something completely different. Whatever symbolises your personal connection and feelings towards Remembrance.
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CWGC Carol Concert
Tickets are selling fast for our Christmas carol concert! Join us on 8th December for a truly special Commemorations At Christmas service with special guest Barbara Dickson and many more yet to be announced.
Book Now
The Path Of Peace – Walking The Western Front Way By Anthony Seldon
We are offering a ¬£5 off discount code for this wonderful new book, which covers many of our sites as Sir Anthony takes us on a journey of 1000km, inspired by soldier¬†Alexander Douglas Gillespie and his vision of a “Via Sacra”.

‘An incredible journey that will move and inspire – we must never forget.’ – Bear Grylls

Use discount code PEACE22 for ¬£5 off RRP with¬†Waterstones (valid until 30th November 2022)¬†–¬†Shop¬†Now

Menin Gate Restoration Project
In early 2023 the Commonwealth War Graves Commission will start the restoration of the Ypres (Menin Gate) Memorial. The memorial to the Missing commemorates over 54,000 Commonwealth servicemen by name who died during the First World War and whose graves remain unknown.
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Copyright © 2022 Commonwealth War Graves Commission, All rights reserved.

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Welcome to the CWGC’s latest newsletter

Unknown First World¬†War¬†Canadian Soldier Identified ‚ÄĘ Finding Our War Dead ‚ÄĘ Heritage Open Days¬†‚ÄĘ The Dieppe Raid at 80: An Airman’s Account ‚ÄĘ Great War Group Conference in October ‚ÄĘ 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‚Äôs 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 ‚Äď the largest memorial to the missing in the world. ¬†We will also be hosting a session of our own ‚Äď 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‚Äôs 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‚Äôs 2023 calendar. Visit the CWGF website to find out more and enter¬†here.

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Ideas for things to do this summer! ūüďį‚ėÄ

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


Welcome to the CWGC’s latest newsletter

Who Lived On Your Street ‚ÄĘ What’s Happening In The UK & Volunteering Opportunities ‚ÄĘ The CWGC Experience In France¬†‚ÄĘ Visit The CWGC In Ieper ‚ÄĘ Explore Malta’s War History¬†‚ÄĘ What To Expect When Visiting ¬†‚ÄĘ Learning and Activities
The sunshine has arrived, and there’s no better time to learn more about the world war heritage wherever you’re going to be this summer¬†– whether its on your doorstep, in your local community or on your travels.

We’ve put together a short list of things to do and places to visit so you can make the most of your time in or out of the sun!

In both world wars, Commonwealth men and women around the world left their homes to fight for their country – now we bring the people that lived on your street, back to your street. Our search tool was so popular it’s returned! You can find your local history, showing you¬†who lived in your area, on a street near you, or even in the house you live in today….¬†Find out more.

There is a wealth of world war history across all four corners of the¬†United Kingdom. From large CWGC war cemeteries and memorials to single headstones in remote churchyards, you’re never too far away from one of our sites…¬†Find out more.

Sticking closer to home? Then you might be interested in our¬†volunteering opportunities¬†to get you out and about and to keep active…¬†Find out¬†more.

The CWGC Experience is a unique visitor attraction in¬†Beaurains, near Arras in France¬†that shines a light on the work of the remarkable organisation at the heart of remembrance of the war dead…¬†Find out more.

The CWGC Ieper Information Centre is in the centre of the town of¬†Ieper, also known as Ypres, West Flanders,¬†just a stone‚Äôs throw from the iconic¬†Menin Gate. The centre is the perfect starting point when visiting any of the cemeteries and memorials that commemorate those that fell during World War One….¬†Find out¬†more.

Known as the Nurse of the Mediterranean,¬†Malta¬†played an important role during both world wars. Today tourists from all over the world visit Malta to sample its unique culture, the unparalleled scenery and to immerse themselves in¬†the history of this historic island…¬†Find out more.

Each of our 23,000 sites has its own story to tell. Some are areas of outstanding natural beauty or contain magnificent pieces of architecture.¬†Find out what to expect when visiting a cemetery or memorial…¬†Find out¬†more.

Looking to do some armchair research or just keep the young ones entertained over the school break? We bring together an array of¬†tools, activities, cemetery guides and lots of interesting research material¬†that supports all ages in exploring their local CWGC heritage. Find activity booklets for kids to keep them¬†occupied with word searches and games, or additional guides for the history sleuths among you when at a cemetery or on battlefield visits, as well as guidance and aids to family historians…¬†Find out more.

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Copyright © 2022 Commonwealth War Graves Commission, All rights reserved.

Who We Are  |  Our Work  |  Learning Resources  |  How To Get Involved

Our mailing address is:
2 Marlow Road, Maidenhead, Berkshire, SL6 7DX

www.cwgc.org