Commonwealth War Graves Commission
The Commonwealth War Graves Commission (CWGC) has opened its first, specially built visitor centre in Beaurains, France, just an hour’s drive from the channel ports.
A small part of the Commonweralth War Graves Commission's first visitor centre, where you can see the work of craftspeople including its stonemasons.
The four years of World War I centenary commemorations came to an end on 11 November with Armistice Day services at war memorials up and down the country as well as at the Cenotaph in London.
The Tyne Cot cemetery in Belgium where 3,605 British and Commonwealth soldiers are buried, each grave marked by a Portland limestone headstone without favour for rank or social position. Find out more by visiting the Commonwealth War Graves Commission's new online exhibition at https://shapingoursorrow.cwgc.org/
All photographs courtesy of the CWGC.
Prime Ministers Theresa May (Britain) and Charles Michel (Belgium) toured the Commonwealth War Graves Commission’s St Symphorien Military Cemetery in Hainaut, Belgium, this morning (9 November) to
Prime ministers Theresa May and Charles Michel pay their respects to the first and last British soldiers to die in World War I at the Commonwealth War Graves Commission’s St Symphorien Military Cemetery today (9 November).