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Clearing the Dead 1919-39


In October we welcome Peter Hodgkinson who will speak to the branch on 'Clearing the Dead 1919-39'. For many years there has been┬áconsiderable 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. It was a …

'The Biggest Single Piece of Work since the Pharaohs - the role of the Imperial War Graves Commission, 1917-39' by Prof Mark Connelly


George V with IWGC founder, Fabian Ware (3rd right), at Tyne Cot cemetery in 1922 Photos: Courtesy Imperial War Museum collections Since its creation in 1917, the IWGC was charged with finding permanent solutions to the commemoration of the Empire's war dead. Driven by the energy and vision of its founder, Fabian Ware, the IWGC worked tirelessly …