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  1. 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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    • The history of Taiping War Cemetery, Malaysia


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      Amid thick jungle in central peninsular Malaysia lies Taiping War Cemetery, the final resting place for over 850 men who fought against the Japanese. Ranald Leask of the Commonwealth War Graves Commission…

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      • Commission unveils new Indian memorial


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        On Sunday 26th September 2010, a new memorial, paying tribute to 53 Sikh and Hindu soldiers who died during the First World War, was unveiled. The memorial, built by the Commonwealth War Graves Commission,…

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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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          • Brave airmen remembered - September 2009


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            On Monday 14th September 2009, at Stratford-Upon-Avon Cemetery in England, the Commonwealth War Graves Commission installed the first of a new type of information panel, which tells the story of those…

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            • Stolen bronze panels replaced - November 09


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              The memory of over 50 fallen soldiers will be once again be honoured on Remembrance Day, following the replacement of six bronze panels, which were stolen last year. The plaques were taken last…

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              • Caring for the Menin Gate - October 2009


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                As the Commonwealth War Graves Commission's most-visited memorial on the Western Front, the Menin Gate in the Belgium town of Ieper is a hugely important structure. It pays tribute to The Missing…

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                • Climate change and the Commonwealth War Graves Commission


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                  What impact might climate change have on the work of the Commonwealth War Graves Commission, and how is the organisation planning for such eventualities? Ranald Leask has been to France and Belgium…

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                  • Commission replaces vandalised war graves


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                    Local residents in Godalming, Surrey, have thanked the Commonwealth War Graves Commission, after two First World War headstones were replaced three weeks after vandals destroyed them.

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                    • Interview with the new Director-General of the Commonwealth War Graves Commission


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                      Alan Pateman-Jones will shortly take up his new position as Director-General of the Commonwealth War Graves Commission, replacing Richard Kellaway. In this interview with the Commission's…

                    • 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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                      • War Graves Commission youth ambassador - July 2009


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                        Jen Waller attends Cardigan Secondary School in Wales, and recently spent some time on work experience with the Commonwealth War Graves Commission. She’s dedicated herself to the task of…

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