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An introduction to the history and ongoing work of the Commonwealth War Graves Commission

Date: 18th October 2023
Time: 19:30
Location: The Bow Room of The Exchange, Old Market Hill, Sturminster Newton, DT10 1FH
Blackmore Vale Group

An expert from the Commonwealth War Graves Commission will be talking about the work of the CWGC which commemorates the 1.7 million men and women from the Commonwealth who lost their lives in the two World Wars. The cemeteries, memorials, graves, landscapes, and records in their care may be found at 23,000 locations and in more than 150 countries and territories. They are both the practical means of a commemoration of the fallen and vehicles for discovery, inspiration, and engagement. The CWGC records are invaluable when researching ancestors who died in the World Wars.

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