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004: Spring 1982


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005: Summer 1982


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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…

27 February : ‘Preparing the Commonwealth War Graves Commission for the next hundred years: horticultural challenges in a changing environment.’ with Gareth Hardware


This paper will explore the challenges and tasks facing the Commonwealth War Graves Commission in a changing world. For example, with many nations, and the wider public, now far more concerned about environmental protection, the use of pesticides is becoming increasingly problematic, and in many instances outlawed. Climate change, and trying to p…

17 February 1915 : Cpl Charles Percival Paine


His parents were Charles and Emma Paine. He was educated in Dulwich and joined the 22nd Middlesex Volunteers 1894. He attained the rank of Sergeant. He served in the South African War, 1899-1900.  He married Harriet Jane of Shepherd’s Bush, London 17 September 1901. They had four children: Francis, Charles, Geoffrey and Evelyn. He joined he…

Ep. 165 – The Great War Centenary Battlefields programme – Simon Bendry


Simon Bendry, the former Programme Director of the First World War Centenary Battlefield Tours Programme based at University College London, talks about the programme that completed its work in March 2020. Your browser does not support the audio element. …

A soldier of the Cheshire Regiment - thrice missing: Private Peter Mahon


On the day I began writing this article, 11 November 2020, I reflected, as did we all, upon the burial of the 'Unknown Soldier' on this day a century ago at Westminster Abbey. He was, of course, one of the many 'Missing – Known unto God'.  What follows is an attempt at revealing something of the story of a soldier. Again, one of the 'Missing. Kill…

ONLINE : The work of the Commonwealth War Graves Commission and its educational charity


‘Who we are’: The work of the Commonwealth War Graves Commission and its educational charity' presented by Michael Chapman, a speaker for the CWGF. Mike will also provide details of some of the CWGC casualties buried locally. The talk starts at 19.30. MK Branch members will receive an automatic invite, but all are welcome. Anyone who wishes to…

EP. 207a - CWGC War Graves Week 2021 - Simon Bendry


Extra edition: Simon Bendry of the Commonwealth War Graves Commission talks about the Commission’s War Graves Week that takes place between 21-28 May 2021.


We've made a great start! Nine schools have registered so far ... come and join us!


Have you registered your school for the Malcolm Doolin Memorial Project for Local History Research yet?
The Commonwealth War Graves Commission can support you with finding graves, touring cemeteries and providing speakers. 
Nine schools registered so far and 8 of them partnered. 

Ep. 222 – Commemoration and CWGC sites in England – Megan Kelleher


Megan Kelleher talks about her research into public awareness of Commonwealth War Graves Commission sites in England. She is a doctoral candidate at the University of Kent.

The Work of the CWGC - Elysia Heitmar


Commonwealth War Graves Commission (CWGC) 2 x 30 minute talks on aspects of the work of the CWGC 1. CWGC Architecture and its Conservation – Discover the unique architecture and conservation work of the CWGC. 2. Gardening the World – Learn more about the horticulture of the CWGC. Western Front Association Members and non-members are equally wel…

ONLINE : ‘The First World War and its Global Commemorative Legacies’


From the University of Kent's Centre for War, Media and Society. A panel discussion around some of the key themes surrounding the global commemoration of the First World War The University of Kent’s Centre for War, Media and Society will be joined by Prof Mark Connelly (University of Kent, UK), Dr Dominiek Dendooven (In Flanders Fields Mus…

Ep.272 - The Political and Social History of Ireland in the First World War - Dr Niamh Gallagher and Prof Richard Grayson


Dr Niamh Gallagher, University Associate Professor in Modern British and Irish History at the Faculty of History, St Catharine’s College, University of Cambridge and Professor Richard Grayson, Professor of Twentieth Century History, Head of History at Goldsmiths, University of London discuss Niamh’s recent book Ireland and the Great War. …

A talk by Sarah Nathaniel, Commonwealth War Graves South East ' The CWGC: A deeper look'


Sarah Nathaniel is the Public Engagement Coordinator for the CWGC in the South East Region.  Her role covers Kent, East and West Sussex.  She is one of eleven, covering the whole country. Sarah's introduction to the Western Front was on a tour in 2004 with a group of other young people.  The cemeteries made a particular impact in the visitors and …

'The biggest single piece of work since the pharaohs - the role of the Imperial War Graves Commission, 1917-39' - Mark Connelly


We welcome Mark Connelly back to our Hatfield Peverel venue to present his talk about the creation and work of the Imperial War Graves Commission. This is a huge organisation that we hold in the highest regard for their ongoing work in caring for the Fallen.  Mark has presented many, varied talks to the Branch over the years. The meeting will have…

'Stories Beyond the Stones – Commonwealth War Graves Commission Graves in Co. Cork' with Fiona Forde


The end of the First World War may have signalled an end to hostilities but the community of mourners it created in its wake was unprecedented, leaving bereft families and many children to wear ‘the medals of their dead fathers’. For many, graves and memorials were places where grief could be focused. In County Cork, there are over 500 Great War de…

'Uncovering the dead 1919-1939' a talk by Dr Peter Hodgkinson


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? This talk will look at all of these topics. The speaker is a…

The CWGC Non Commemoration Project with Sarah Nathaniel


Sarah Nathaniel of the CWGC will be talking about the CWGC Non Commemoration Project. 7Pm for a 7:30 start Non-members very welcome. £5 donation kindly requested. Coffee/Tea and biscuits provided.  

Commonwealth War Graves Commission Graves and War Memorials in Ireland by Tom Spillane


Over a number of years, Tom Spillane has visited cemeteries all over Ireland to photograph the headstones on Commonwealth War Graves Commission (CWGC) graves from the Great War. He has also photographed a number of war memorials and the headstones of service personnel buried in Ireland who survived the conflict. In this presentation he shares some …

A talk by Meghan Kelleher on ‘The Commonwealth War Graves Enquiries Files’.


Meghan studied at the University of Kent for a Modern History MA and returned in 2019 to complete a PhD.  Her studies focussed on the commemoration of FWW dead in the UK. The 'Enquiries files', sometimes known as the ‘Efiles’ are the files of the correspondence between the CWGC and next of kin of casualties.  They cover a wide range of subjects – …

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