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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          • Signhills School visit to Cleethorpes Cemetery


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            The children at Signhills Junior School visited the CWGC Cemetery in Cleethorpes this month. As they are presently learning about the Second World War, teachers felt the visit really enhanced the…

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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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                • Canadian liberators honoured by Dutch


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                  In late 1944 and early 1945, the people of The Netherlands witnessed a bloody struggle to liberate their country, as occupying Nazi forces fought desperate rearguard actions to stall the Allied advance…

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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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