Talk: The History and Work of The Commonwealth War Graves Commission

Weston Mill cemetery. Photography - Rebecca Smith, cwgc.org

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Historical Association and University of Plymouth History department talk.

In this fascinating talk Rebecca Smith will give us an insight into the work and history of the commission since its inception in 1917.

The Commission honours the 1.7 million men and women of the armed forces of the British Empire who died during the First and Second World Wars. 

It has a large public archive and aims to connect with local people and places, particularly reconnecting neighbourhoods with the First World War and Second World War stories held within their local cemeteries. 

Rebecca is the Public Engagement Coordinator at CWGC, working in Plymouth and the wider region from Cornwall to Wiltshire. Her work introduces audiences to the history of the CWGC and how they care for Commonwealth casualties around the World today. 

Date: 10 November 2020
Time: 19:00
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