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I've visited over 300 Commonwealth War Graves Commission (CWGC) cemeteries, and dozens of Volksbund Deutsche Kriegsgräberfürsorge e.V. (counterpart to the CWGC) cemeteries in the Western Front, and they all hold two things in common for me - they are uniquely beautiful, and they never cease to move me. It is both a profoundly disturbing and rewarding experience to be surrounded by so many souls whose lives were cut way too short, in all too often horrifying circumstances. If you never get the chance to visit these cemeteries in person, I hope your virtual-visit gives you an appreciation for the manner in which these men and women are cared for, in perpetuity by representatives of the CWGC and volunteers of the humanitarian organization Volksbund Deutsche Kriegsgräberfürsorge e.V.. This blog also contains videos of various ceremonies in Europe and Canada, with a particular emphasis on the Great War Centenary (2014-2018).  We Will Remember Them.

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Raismes Communal Cemetery

0:18 Lieutenant Harold Schaffer 0:25 Sapper J.H. Bartle 0:29 Sapper F. Comeau 0:33 Sapper D.S. Maynard 0:39 Private L. Vizena 0:45 Private J. Gallagher 0:50 Private T.W. Slade 0:55 Major T.W. Taylor MC 1:00 Gunner F. Plummer 1:07 Sapper D. Smith MM 1:12 Private R. Hannah 1:18 Private G.J. Cooper 1:24 Private D. Fearon 1:29 Lance Corporal G.S. Whittaker 1:35 Private Samuel Basil Flood MM 1:40 Serjeant-Major W.T. Johnson DCM 1:45 Private J.M. Gwinn 1:50 Lieutenant E. Milner 1:55 Lieutenant C.L.W.

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Raismes Communal Cemetery

0:18 Lieutenant Harold Schaffer 0:25 Sapper J.H. Bartle 0:29 Sapper F. Comeau 0:33 Sapper D.S. Maynard 0:39 Private L. Vizena 0:45 Private J. Gallagher 0:50 Private T.W. Slade 0:55 Major T.W. Taylor MC 1:00 Gunner F. Plummer 1:07 Sapper D. Smith MM 1:12 Private R. Hannah 1:18 Private G.J. Cooper 1:24 Private D. Fearon 1:29 Lance Corporal G.S. Whittaker 1:35 Private Samuel Basil Flood MM 1:40 Serjeant-Major W.T. Johnson DCM 1:45 Private J.M. Gwinn 1:50 Lieutenant

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R. E. Farm Cemetery

R. E.  Farm Cemetery.  Wytschaete (now Wijtschate) was in Allied hands until 1 November 1914, from June 1917 to April 1918, and from 28 September 1918 onwards. It was the scene of exceptionally severe fighting in November 1914 and April 1918. "R.E. Farm" was the military name given to the Ferme des douze Bonniers. This building remained in Allied hands until April 1918. In December 1914 the 1st Dorsets began a cemetery (No.1) on the east side of the farm, which was used by fighting units and fie

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Quievrain Communal Cemetery

0:20 Lieutenant C. Hereron MM 0:45 Private F. Smith 2:00 Sergeant A.J. MacLeod 2:25 Private A. Lundmark 3:00 Corporal A. Blackwell

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Potijze Château Wood Cemetery

Potijze Château Wood Cemetery. The Potijze Chateau Cemeteries. The old chateau grounds at Potijze are the site of three Commonwealth War Graves Commission cemeteries containing over 850 Commonwealth burials of the Great War. Potijze Chateau Grounds, Potijze Chateau Lawn, and Potijze Chateau Wood cemeteries were all formed in the spring of 1915 and used for the burial of Commonwealth soldiers until 1918. The architectural features of the cemeteries were designed by Sir Reginald Blomfield in the 1

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Potijze Château Lawn and Grounds Cemeteries

Potijze Château Lawn and Grounds Cemeteries (The Potijze Chateau Cemeteries). The old chateau grounds at Potijze are the site of three Commonwealth War Graves Commission cemeteries containing over 850 Commonwealth burials of the Great War. Potijze Chateau Grounds, Potijze Chateau Lawn, and Potijze Chateau Wood cemeteries were all formed in the spring of 1915 and used for the burial of Commonwealth soldiers until 1918. The architectural features of the cemeteries were designed by Sir Reginald Blo

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Potijze Burial Ground

Potijze Burial Ground. Potijze was within the Allied lines during practically the whole of the First Word War and although subject to incessant shell fire, Potijze Chateau contained an Advanced Dressing Station. Potijze Burial Ground Cemetery was used from April 1915 to October 1918. There are now 584 Commonwealth burials of the Great War within the cemetery. The cemetery was designed by Sir Reginald Blomfield.

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Petit-Vimy British Cemetery

Petit-Vimy British Cemetery.  Vimy is a village some 10 kilometres north of Arras and the Petit-Vimy British Cemetery is west of the village and a little west of the main road (N25) from Lens to Arras.  The cemetery was made and used by units in the front line from the beginning of May to October 1917. In 1923, it was enlarged with graves found on the battlefields to the north-west, and there are now three Canadians buried here from the Battle of Vimy Ridge.  Petit-Vimy British Cemetery contains

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