Everyone will be aware of the iconic white Portland stone headstones in military cemeteries around Europe, including the UK, commemorating the Allied dead from two World Wars. But how did they come to be there, in their immaculate rows and beautiful surroundings? Perhaps most importantly for family historians, who is commemorated, what information is held and how can it be accessed?
This 45 minute presentation will introduce you to the fascinating work of the Commonwealth War Graves Commission (CWGC); its significant archive (which is still growing), and how to access it.
Speakers are Royal Air Force veterans William and Barbara Cooper who have recently become volunteers for the CWGC, including monitoring the condition of CWGC graves in their local area of Cirencester.
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