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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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Beuvry Communal Cemetery

0:50 Lieutenant R. Bert F.E. Buscombe 1:00 Lance Corporal W. Youngson 1:30 Lieutenant E. Smith VC DCM 2:00 Lieutenant C.A. James 2:05 Captain P.W. Pick

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Bethune Town Cemetery

1:30 Private G. Manks 1:50 Jag. Otto Mermot 2:05 Bayer Riri Josef Strobl 2:15 Rifleman Gore Ale 2:35 Tir. Seneg. Rabar Mar 2:40 Captain Sen Cesari RAMC 2:50 Reverend John Gwynn S.J. 3:00 Soldat Joseph Flament 3:45 Lieutenant L.R. Huot 4:15 Private T. Bjornson 5:05 Gunner J.E. Hart

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Vignacourt British Cemetery

1:45 Private Norman Austin 2:45 Private W.S. Johnston 2:55 Labourer Kkongji Pyrton 3:00 Private E.J. Anderson 3:05 Captain Malcolm A. McKechnie MC

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St Hilaire Cemetery and Extension

0:50 Private V.E. Bogert MM 1:50 Sapper J.G. Bender 2:15 Driver W.E. Johnston 2:45 Sapper W.L. Daeth 3:45 Private W.M. Reid 3:50 L. Daffadar Bhur Singh 4:00 L. Daffadar Najaf Ali

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Houchin British Cemetery

1:20 Ferdinand de Sencho 1:40 Private George Edward Hobson 1:55 Musketeer Wilhelm Huchtmann 2:10 Schütze Bernhard Stett  2:40 Driver J. Ellam 3:10 Private Ernest Roy Wilton

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Hersin Communal Cemetery Extension

1:10 Lieutenant Evan Ryrie 1:30 Major A.R. Bawden 1:45 Australian Tunnelers 2:05 Lance Corporal David D. Clark 2:30 Soldat L. Bissonnette 3:25 Private A.S. Rix 4:25 Sapper G.G.G. Chapman 4:30 Sapper C.H. Abbott 5:10 S/Lieutenant Henri Grossemy

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Stump Road Cemetery

0:45 Private J.J. Smollen & Private P.L. Krell 1:55 Second Lieutenant D.S. Webb & Private R.P. Myers 3:00 Corporal H. Jarrett & Unknown Canadian Private 3:45 Private S. Young & Private S. Cook

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Bellacourt Military Cemetery

0:50 Serjeant C.F. Franklin MM 1:35 Private G.M. Taylor 4:20 Soldat William Journie 4:45 Ein Unbekannter Deutscher Krieger 4:55 Soldat Chauvin

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Zivy Crater Cemetery

0:30 Private T.E. Allard 1:15 Private H. Cheesman 1:25 Lance Serjeant W. Gray 1:40 Private C. Owen 1:50 Private T. McGrath  

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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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Ecoivres Military Cemetery

1:05 Acting Bombardier Gilbert Bryan Davies 1:35 Captain E.F.S. Mather 1:40 Gunner D.J. McDaniels 2:20 Lieutenant Colonel A.T. Thomson DSO MC 2:50 Lieutenant John Hamshere DCM 3:40 Major W. Beverley Growther MC 4:30 Lieutenant S. Spurgeon McKenzie 5:00 Private Eugene Perry (Shot at Dawn) 7:05 Luftkampf Hans Hamrich Zierssen Commonwealth War Graves Commission Cemetery

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Sanctuary Wood Cemetery

1:20 Driver W. Crajgie 2:05 Private P. Hawkes 2:45 Flieghauptm. Hans Roser 3:00 Private Fred Baldwin Commonwealth War Graves Commission Cemetery

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Oostaverne Wood Cemetery

Made this one especially for the very special great-niece (and her son) of Private Arthur Birkett Croman of the Royal Welch Fusiliers.

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