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  1. Fromelles reburials begin

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    On the 30th of January 2010, the first of 250 British and Australian soldiers was reburied at the Commonwealth War Graves Commission's new Fromelles (Pheasant Wood) Military Cemetery.

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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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      • Who Do You Think You Are? Olympia show

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        Having found previous shows to be a great way of meeting the public, The Commonwealth War Graves Commission was again represented at this years Who Do You Think You Are? event at London's Olympia…

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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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          • Irish war dead honoured

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            Following research by the Commonwealth War Graves Commission and Glasnevin Trust, which runs Ireland's largest cemetery, 43 Irish men and women who, until now, lay in unmarked graves have had…

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            • Fromelles Cemetery nears completion ahead of reburials

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              At Fromelles in northern France, the Commonwealth War Graves Commission is building its first new cemetery in 50 years. On 30 January 2010, the reburial of 250 Australian and British soldiers will…

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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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                • Brave boy sailor finally honoured after 68 years - July 2009

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                  This is a short video of the erection of a headstone at the grave of Reginald Earnshaw by by Commonwealth War Graves Commission. The event took place at Comely Bank Cemetery in Edinburgh on Monday…

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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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                    • New Fromelles exhibition opens at Imperial War Museum

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                      A new exhibition, organised by the Commonwealth War Graves Commission, tells the fascinating story of the 250 Australian and British soldiers who were found in several mass graves at Fromelles in…

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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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                        • New football film impresses children

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                          "Glory Days - Football in Times of War" is the new educational film from the CWGC. Introduced by David Beckham, it recounts a series of fascinating stories of how the national game and…

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