29 April 2020

Commonwealth War Graves Commission Live

I'm looking forward to the next weekly live stream from the CWGC when the presenter will be Chief Archivist Andrew Fetherston.

“For everyone who died in the First World War there was inevitably a partner, parent or child back home who had questions. The heartbreaking letters in CWGC’s archive give us an insight into what it was like for those families trying to come to terms with their loss.“

He will no doubt be profiling the new CWGC Archive Portal which contains over 10,000 items from the Commission’s past including personal correspondence, maintenance and tour reports, staff records, photographs and press cuttings.

In the 12 months to November 2019 the names of 870 war casualties not previously commemorated by the Commission were added, and over 15,000 corrections, amendments or additions made to casualty, cemetery or grave records.

Thursday, 30 April 2020 at 9:30 am ET


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