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2017 marks the centenary of the Commonwealth War Graves Commission

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“The single biggest piece of work since the Pharoahs” (Kipling) A conference for PhD students and Early Career Researchers 2017 marks the centenary of the Commonwealth War Graves Commission. Originally named the Imperial War Graves Commission, the organisation emerged from the various bodies given responsibility for the war dead of the British E…


004: Spring 1982

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005: Summer 1982

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Clearing the Dead 1919-1939 by Dr Peter Hodgkinson

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There is currently considerable interest in battlefield archaeology. Between the wars, however, a process similar to modern archaeology was carried out to attempt to unearth the missing and bury them properly in IWGC cemeteries. How was this done? Who did it? What were their experiences? Dr Peter Hodgkinson talks about the huge effort required aft…


Throughout May join The CWGC for Sunday Tours of Brookwood Military Cemetery

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Tours every Sunday (except Easter Sunday) until the end of May. This spring, visitors to the Commonwealth War Graves Commission’s largest cemetery in the UK are invited to join a new series of tours to discover its history and the incredible stories of those buried there.  Spring Tours There will be experienced volunteer guides working on beha…


'CWGC from the Concept of Sir Fabian Ware to its Work Today' a talk by Megan Kelleher

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The Commonwealth War Graves Commission owes its existence to the vision and determination of one man - Sir Fabian Ware. Neither a soldier nor a politician, Ware was nevertheless well placed to respond to the public's reaction to the enormous losses in the war. At the age of 45 he was too old to fight but he became the commander of a mobile…


'The Commonwealth War Graves Commission' with Tony Stubbs

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Tony Stubbs will be giving a presentation on The Commonwealth War Graves Commission - 1918 to the present day.