Monday, March 15, 2010

Cemetery photographs on CWGC certificates

While searching for casualties on the Commonwealth War Graves Commission website I have noticed many of the cemeteries, particularly those in the UK where perhaps only small numbers of casualties are buried, now have an actual cemetery photograph posted to the casualty's certificate. Previously, there was only a photograph of a commemorative stone reading 'Their Name Liveth Evermore' and a poppy wreath.

I had realised for some time the CWGC has been involved in trying to get an actual photgraph of each headstone or memorial. Obviously this is a big project and will take some time. This is a highly commendable project, and thanks to the Commission for all their efforts on behalf of the casualties and their families.


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