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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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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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Packhorse Farm Shrine Cemetery

Wulverghem (now Wulvergem) was the scene of a German gas attack on the night of 29-30 April 1916 which was repulsed by the 3rd and 24th Division.  The village was captured by the Germans on 14 April 1918 and reoccupied by the 30th Division on the following 2 September.  Packhorse Farm was the name given to a farm on the east side of the most direct road from Lindenhoek to Wulverghem, and a little south of it was a wayside shrine, later rebuilt nearer to the farm.  The cemetery was one of two mad

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Ottawa (Beechwood) Cemetery, Great War Burials & Memorials

Ottawa (Beechwood) Cemetery contains 99 Commonwealth burials of the Great War and 113 from the Second World War. Many of the graves are in two veterans plots, with the Cross of Sacrifice dedicated to all service casualties buried in the cemetery, located in the newer plot. The Ottawa Cremation Memorial is in a shelter adjoining the newer of the veterans plots in the cemetery and commemorates 26 Second World War servicmen whose remains were cremated elsewhere in Canada and the U.S.A. Many Great W

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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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