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001: Spring 1981


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002: Autumn 1981 (September)


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004: Spring 1982


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'From Private to Major via the Foresters Arms': The life, death and rediscovery of Octavius Darby-Griffith, MC


British visitors to the south of France will often take the A26 'Autoroute des Anglais' out of Calais. Some 140 miles down this autoroute, they will see on a prominent hill to the right the towers of the medieval cathedral at Laon. Some may turn off the autoroute to pay a visit, others will press on towards Rheims and further south. If the opportu…

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


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…

5 November : Reburial of Three Unknown Soldiers at New Irish Farm Cemetery


On Tuesday 5 November 2019 one unknown soldier of Essex Regiment and one unknown soldier or no known regiment will be reburied at New Irish Farm Cemetery with full military honours. The time is still to be confirmed, but is provisionally set for 2.30pm.  Meanwhile, a soldier of the Essex Regiment, L/Cpl Frederick Perkins, whose body has been reco…

'The Commonwealth War Graves Commission' with Patrick Keppie


Patricia Keppie.   Patricia is Public Engagement Coordinator for Scotland and will talk about the Commission, its history and its mission to maintain the war graves of Commonwealth fallen across the world..   Patricia has been working with the CWGC in Scotland for five years, having started as a volunteer in Dundee for the Battle of Loos commemor…

April Meeting - Cancelled The CWGC Rebecca Smith


  Due to the Coronavirus  the April meeting has been cancelled. Please check the website for any further  information about the May - No decision has been made regarding this meeting yet.        The CWGC  by Rebecca Smith     Rebecca Smith is the South West Public Engagements Coordinator for the CWGC.   Come and hear how the work of Sir F…

CANCELLED: 'Battlefield Archaeology' with Dr Peter Hodgkinson


Owing to the Covis-19 pandemic this meeting may well be postponed or cancelled. Please check with the organisers before attending.  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 …

CANCELLED: 'Photographing the Fallen' with Jeremy Gordon Smith -


Owing to the current Covid-19 outbreak please check with the organisers as this event may well be postponed or cancelled.  Jeremy Gordon Smith - Photographing the Fallen — A War Graves Photographer on the Western Front  1915-19 The talk follows the unusual work of Ivan Bawtree during the First World War, which was largely to photograph and record…

1 April 1918: Lieut. Augustus Dilberoglue


Parents Plato (late judge of the Native Court of Appeal in Cairo) and Julia (née Agelasto)  Educated St.Vincent’s Prep School, Eastbourne, at Eton and Christ Church, Oxford. A sportsman, he was captain of swimming and rowing. He rowed at Eton and Oxford and one of the Christ Church team that went head of the river in 1914. He was a member of the…

Lutyens and the Great War by Gerald Gliddon & Tim Skelton


Frances Lincoln Ltd Publishers, 2008, £30, 224pp, illus, index. ISBN 978-0-7112-2678-8  This coffee-table size book, published on the 90th anniversary of the Armistice, is a real credit to its joint authors: WFA member Gerald Gliddon, who needs no introduction to readers of Stand To!; and Tim Skelton, a chartered surveyor and a member of the Lutye…