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  1. Remembrance Day 2011

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    At Commonwealth War Graves Commission cemeteries and memorials all around the world, Remembrance Day 2011 was marked with solemn dignity. In Belgium, at two of the Commission's most iconic sites,…

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    • Commission unveils new UK information strategy

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      Whilst the Commission's war cemeteries and memorials in places like France and Belgium are well-known, the presence of 170,000 graves in the United Kingdom is a fact which surprises many people. The…

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      • How does the Commission maintain the Thiepval Memorial?

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        It's the biggest British battle memorial in the world and commemorates over 73,000 casualties, most of whom died during the First Battle of the Somme in 1916. The Thiepval Memorial also requires…

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        • Public urged to help honour Irish war dead

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          Glasnevin Cemetery in Dublin is Ireland's largest cemetery and resting place for some of the country's most important figures, including Eamon de Valera, Michael Collins and Daniel O'Connell.…

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          • 14 more soldiers named at Fromelles ceremony

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            On 19 July 2011, 95 years after The Battle of Fromelles, hundreds of people gathered in the Commonwealth War Graves Commission's newest cemetery - Fromelles (Pheasant Wood) Military Cemetery…

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            • History of the Scottish National War Memorial

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              Opened in 1927, the Scottish National War Memorial is one of the most impressive physical commemorations built following The Great War. Though not a memorial owned by the Commonwealth War Graves…

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              • Lottery winner fulfils ambition of a lifetime

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                Neil Baker recently won £1.5m on the UK's National Lottery, allowing the former pub chef to fulfil his long-held ambition of playing his late father's bugle at the grave of his great-grandfather.…

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                • Australian Spitfire pilot finally laid to rest

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                  On Tuesday 19 April 2011 at the Commonwealth War Graves Commission's Ranville War Cemetery near Caen in Normandy, France, Flight Lieutenant Henry "Lacy" Smith was buried. The 27 year…

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                  • Latest on the Commission's climate change strategy

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                    As a responsible and pro-active organisation with horticultural commitments in 150 countries, climate change is a challenge which the Commonwealth War Graves Commission has a duty to address. In…

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                    • Montrose cemetery reveals secrets

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                      Staff from the Commonwealth War Graves Commission have recently carried out renovation work to improve the appearance of war graves within Sleepyhillock Cemetery in Montrose, Angus. 132 war graves…

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                      • Edinburgh schoolboy uses Commission website to discover incredible story

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                        12 year old Glynn Mullen, a pupil at Leith Academy in Edinburgh, has devoted several months of his spare time compiling a Roll of Honour of those former pupils who died in the Second World War. Using…

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                        • How does the Commission maintain high horticultural standards?

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                          With thousands of cemeteries and memorials around the world, the Commission deals with a huge variety of horticultural challenges. On-the-job training is a vital part in ensuring our gardeners…

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