"The original register was published in 1955 and subsequent changes have been incorporated in this amended version".
|Statement||compiled and published by... the Imperial War Graves Commission.|
|Contributions||Great Britain. Commonwealth War Graves Commission.|
The War Graves of the British Empire, Register of the Names of Those Who Fell and are Buried in Kemmel Chateau Military Cemetery, Belgium. Commonwealth War Graves Commission Published by C.W.G.C., Maidenhead (). The book is divided into six sections. The introduction defines a war cemetery and looks at some pre-Crimean burial grounds that include war dead. The second section explores the need for and foundation of the Imperial War Graves Commission, “one of the most remarkable organisations of the 20th century”. A surviving fragment of an undated correspondence register in a C.W.G.C. file (C.W.G.C. Archive WG /1 Box Graves of British Prisoners of War Germany: the fragment is undated but can be found on the back of a note to the Director of Records dated 7 February ) shows five 3 shilling postal orders received for the Corbie Register. The Commonwealth War Graves Commission was established in by Royal Charter to honor the men and women of the British Commonwealth who died in the World Wars. Cemeteries and grave headstones are erected by the Commission as part of that memorial. There are currently over 2, Commission cemeteries in about countries.
Search for friends and relatives who served during the First and Second World Wars. Find information and locations of their commemoration. Find War Dead. Our casualty database contains information about the million men and women of the Commonwealth forces who died during the two world wars. My interest in the Great War started when I watched the BBC series in the sixties but apart from reading a few books and watching the odd film I never got around to doing anything about it. Then while visiting my Sister in law in Holland I ended up in Arnhem and visited the Commonwealth War Graves Cemetery at Oosterbeek which is the final resting place of over 1, WW2 Servicemen. Published to coincide with the ninetieth anniversary of the Commonwealth War Graves Commission, Remembered highlights the importance of the Commission's work not only in commemorating the dead, but also in preserving in perpetuity some of the most significant heritage sites of the twentieth century. Drawing on both archival material and personal reminiscences and anecdotes, Julie Summers 5/5(1).
Synopsis This lavishly illustrated book marks the 90th anniversary of the Commonwealth War Graves Commission, which pays tribute to the 1,, men and women of the Commonwealth forces who died in the two world wars/5(20). War graves of the British Commonwealth: the register of the names of those who fell in the War and are buried in cemeteries in Tunisia / compiled and published by order of the Imperial War Graves Commission. British and Commonwealth War Cemeteries, Julie Summers. This book focuses on the work of the Imperial War Graves Commission, created in to commemorate the British and Empire casualties of the First World War. The Commission now maintains o separate burial sites, ranging from individual graves in Britain to the massive cemeteries on the Western Front. This book looks at the history of the war graves for British and Commonwealth servicemen and women, and examines how modern remembrance has been shaped by the work of Ware and his contemporaries after the First World War.