Monday, July 14, 2014

First World War Graves

The Commonwealth War Graves Commission has just launched two new websites to make it easier for families to find relatives killed in the first world war, including the release of 300,000 original documents. The documents include details of personal headstone inscriptions, date of death, rank, and regiment. Some will give details of the journey of the deceased to their final resting place. They can be seen on the CWCG website. The commission's new Discover 14-18 microsite is designed to enable the public to visit the memorial sites more easily. The site will also feature a timeline and calendar of events and major battles of the first world war. The commission is responsible for marking and caring for more than 1.7m war graves. It operates in over 23,000 locations in 153 countries across all continents except for Antarctica.


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