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Your exclusive access to CWGC Carol Service tickets – limited availability

An event from the Commonwealth War Graves Commission that may be of interest to our members.


You are cordially invited to the CWGC’s first ever carol service 
On Thursday 16 December 2021, we will be holding our first ever carol service in the magnificent Royal Military Chapel in London in aid of the Commonwealth War Graves Foundation.

With a theme of Commemorations at Christmas, join us and the wonderful Choir of the Guards’ Chapel for carols, readings, and new music from some of the best young musicians of the Commonwealth. With some very special guests attending, including Barbara Dickson OBE – multi-million selling recording artist with an equally impressive Olivier Award winning acting career – and an original, specially commissioned carol by the pupils of the Purcell School for Young Musicians, this promises to be a unique evening of reflection, remembrance and thanks for those who made the ultimate sacrifice in the two World Wars.

Tickets start from £25, with the option to join us for a special private reception including prosecco and canapés in the Guards’ Mess after the event. Capacity is limited to ensure safe distancing, so grab your tickets while you can!

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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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One week to go – will you accept the challenge to keep their stories alive?

This item may be of interest to our more energetic members.


Virtually Walking our War Graves: The Western Front – only one week to go!There’s still time to sign up for our fantastic virtual challenge
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Here’s what you need to know:

This incredible 125km virtual route will take you on an interactive journey along the Western Front

You can complete this challenge from anywhere in the world

You will have between the 13th September 2021 and 13 October 2021 to complete the challenge

It’s a great way to get out and get active. You can cover the distance in any way you like: walking, running, cycling, swimming lengths or even riding a horse

You can follow your progress online via your own virtual map

The virtual route will run from Thiepval Memorial in France, following the battlefields and CWGC cemeteries and memorials on the Western Front and will finish at the iconic Menin Gate, Ieper.
It costs £25 to enter and you can choose to challenge yourself to raise £100, or as much as you can.Your support will help the Commonwealth War Graves Foundation support key projects like our Eyes On, Hands On volunteer programme which has already helped us inspect over 50,000 scattered war graves in the UK, or an educational project like our interactive digital exhibition at Runnymede, which explores the story of remarkable spy Princess Noor Inayat Khan.

Projects such as these enable the next generation to engage with stories of sacrifice that must never be forgotten.

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And if that didn’t sound amazing enough… when you complete the challenge you will receive a very special Walking our War Graves: The Western Front medal to be reminded of your wonderful achievement.
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CWGC Newsletter

A monthly newsletter from our colleagues at the Commonwealth War Graves Commission.


Welcome to the CWGC’s latest newsletter.

Walking our War Graves: the Western Front • Heritage Open Days • Great Britain • France • Belgium
Walking Our War Graves: The Western Front – Register Now!
Although you still might not be able to travel to visit CWGC sites worldwide, join us between 13 September and 13 October 2021 for a walking challenge that will get you active and give you the chance to glimpse our iconic sites across the Western Front.

Add up the distance of your steps on your daily dog walk, runs, bike rides or even horse rides from the comfort of your own home, to cover 125km over the course of a month and be taken on an interactive journey along the Western Front with the Commonwealth War Graves Foundation.

You can complete this challenge from anywhere in the world and see your virtual progress along the Western Front via your own online map. The route will take you from the Thiepval Memorial in France, following the battlefields and CWGC cemeteries and memorials on the Western Front, finishing at the iconic Ypres (Menin Gate) Memorial. Along the way you will have access to exclusive content to learn more about our sites and the individuals commemorated there.

So get active and join us this September and help keep the stories of those who died in the two World Wars alive.

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This September, we will also be running a series of Open Days in partnership with Heritage Open Days. Whether your local CWGC site is in Great Britain, France or Belgium, find out more about events near you below.
Open Days – Great Britain

We’ve created a number of Open Days and tours across England, Scotland and Wales, and you can join us to find out more about our work and the men and women we commemorate across Great Britain.

European Heritage Days – France

For those based in France, join us at the CWGC Experience in Beaurains or the Faubourg D’Amiens cemetery in Arras to witness demonstrations by our master craftsmen and learn more about how we maintain our historic sites of remembrance. We will also be hosting talks by historians MM Merckel and ML Wiart where you can learn more about those we commemorate.

European Heritage Days – Belgium

Tyne Cot Cemetery is the largest CWGC cemetery in the world, and you can join us to learn the stories of all the many different nationalities we commemorate here and around the world. We will also be running new sensory tours, developed for the blind and partially sighted in partnership with Love & Light. Lose yourself in the history, stories, horticulture and architecture of Tyne Cot Cemetery.

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Take part in a virtual fundraising challenge with a difference

For those members into taking part in these virtual walking/running events, this seems like it would be an interesting one.


Join us for Walking our War Graves: The Western Front
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Take part in a virtual fundraising challenge with a difference.

Starting at the Thiepval Memorial in France, follow a virtual route through the CWGC cemeteries and memorials in Western Europe, finishing at the iconic Ypres (Menin Gate) Memorial in Ieper. Between 13 September and 13 October, this 125km virtual walk will take you on an interactive journey across the Western Front.

Cover the distance in any way you like, from anywhere in the world. Create a team with your family and friends or track your journey as an individual on your early morning dog walk, whilst out and about at the weekend, or on your daily run.

Challenge yourself to raise £100, or as much as you can, and help us keep the stories of the men and women who died during the two World Wars alive.

Lace up your trainers, get moving and join us for a virtual challenge like no other – all whilst supporting the Commonwealth War Graves Foundation and helping us to engage, inspire and educate people with the stories of sacrifice that must never be forgotten.

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