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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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Divisional Collecting Post Cemetery Extension

Divisional Collecting Post Cemetery Extension.  Divisional Collecting Post Cemetery was begun by field ambulances of the 48th (South Midland) and 58th (London) Divisions in August 1917. It continued in use until January 1918 and at the Armistice contained 86 graves. Between 1924 and 1926, the original cemetery was considerably enlarged when graves were brought in from the surrounding battlefields and some small burial grounds in the area. The cemetery and extension essentially form a single site

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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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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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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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Guards Cemetery Windy Corner

0:45 Lieutenant H.E. Passmore 1:30 Private A. Logeot 2:30 Private J. Amos 3:10 Private B. Hartland 3:35 Rifleman Pandal Rana Commonwealth War Graves Commission Cemetery

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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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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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Chievres Communal Cemetery

0:30 Sergeant J.B. Anderson 0:35 Flight Sergeant W.A. Gunning, Flight Sergeant H.C. Jordan 0:40 Flight Sergeant R. Feakes 0:45 Sergeant D.W. Cowell, Sergeant T.F. Cummins 0:55 Pilot Officer W.R. Kell 1:00 Flight Sergeant J.T. Gill, Flight Lieutenant G.W. Knupp 1:05 Flight Sergeant J.M. Buckley, Flight Lieutenant W. Mc L. Chase 1:10 Flight Lieutenant W. Sinclair 1:15 Pilot Officer C.M. Sylvah 1:20 Pilot Officer D.J. Copeland

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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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