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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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Hooge Crater Cemetery

0:35 Corporal W.G. Curtin 1:25 Private A.G. Hughes 2:00 Private B.M. Ayling 2:50 Hooge Crater Commonwealth War Graves Commission Cemetery

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Trois Arbres Cemetery

0:20 Private A. Colson 1:30 Private A.H. White 4:05 Lance Sergeant T.O. Ross DCM 6:25 Major H.G. McLeod  Commonwealth War Graves Commission Cemetery

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Chambieres French National Cemetery

1:20 Lieutenant W.H. Goodale 1:45 Private F.L. McWhinnie 2:20 Lieutenant Lennock de Graaff Godet 3:45 Sergeant J. Winn 5:30 Private D. Stewart 4:35 Private T.J. Tyler

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Bac-du-Sud British Cemetery

0:45 Gunner C.S. True 1:20 Jäger Johann Sengenberger 2:00 Gunner Frank Williams Lamplough 2:40 Corporal D. Drolet 5:55 Jäger Josef Kirch

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Browns Road Military Cemetery

1:25 Private J.B. Dumais 1:30 Lieutenant F. Douglas Leach Green 1:50 Gunner J. Stephen 2:05 Private G.H. Olsen 2:40 Private F. Byford 3:15 Gunner S. Taylor 3:45 Captain R.H. Stewart

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Aubigny Communal Cemetery Extension

1:15 Corporal Claude Joseph Patrick Nunney VC DCM MM 2:15 Private T.W. Turner 2:25 Lieutenant George Olal J.C. Jackson 3:30 Private R. Ling Commonwealth War Graves Commission Cemetery  

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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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