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CWGC but not WW1 or WW2


Lady Linda
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Hi,

I know there will be someone out there that will know the answer to this. I know it is not strictly for this site but it has been bugging me for some time now. I take a lot of CWGC gravestone photos in the UK in local cemeteries, in amongst these are the CWGC gravestones, but for wars such as Iraq, where are these people listed?

Many thanks

Linda

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Thanks Graeme,

That's great! The AFM link is just what I was looking for!

best wishes

Linda

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are the CWGC gravestones, but for wars such as Iraq,

These won't be CWGC gravestones, as such but lookalike stones - as CWGC only commemorates casualties of the two world wars.

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They are (or used to be) known as "Contract headstones", as the CWGC would manufacture and I think set them up on a payment basis with the MOD.

They are identifiable by the notches cut in each shoulder of what would otherwise look like a standard CWGC stone.

Clive

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Notches. Wondered about that. A useful little bit of knowledge. Thanks Clive.

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