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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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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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Onnaing Communal Cemetery

1:05 Lance Corporal H. Bleakney 0:51 Private Garneth Buell 0:17 Private James Arthur Crabb 0:23 Private Isadore Godin 0:45 Private H.W. Miles 0:57 Private S. Paxton 0:31 Corporal D.H. Raymond 0:37 Private J.B. Rabinovitch 1:12 Private G.J.R. Smith

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Nivelles (Nijvel) Communal Cemetery

0:20 Lance Corporal C.A. Green 0:25 Private H. Foord 0:30 Corporal Albert Harold Hammill 0:35 Corporal W. Paterson 0:40 Serjeant W.E. Baker MM 0:50 Private W. Allardyce 1:00 Corporal W. Walker MM 1:05 Private J. A. Howes 1:10 Private Joseph Francis Hogan 1:30 Corporal S. Byrne 1:35 Private William Henry McLeod MM

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Mory Abbey Military Cemetery

1:00 Corporal H. Sandford 1:55 Lt Col R. A. West VC, DSO & Bar, MC 2:45 Grenadier Adam Hepbert 3:10 Martin Komischke 3:30 Hans Voss 4:20 Wilhelm Gottschalk

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Montay-Neuvilly Road Cemetery

Montay-Neuvilly Road Cemetery.  This cemetery was made by the 23rd Brigade, Royal Garrison Artillery, on 26 and 27 October 1918. It contained originally 111 graves, mainly of officers and men of the 38th (Welsh) and 33rd Divisions, and the 6th Dorsets, but after the Armistice it was increased when graves were brought in from the battlefields west, north and east of Montay, and from certain small cemeteries. There are now 470 Commonwealth burials and commemorations of the Great War in this cemete

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