Come and meet up with the Commonwealth War Graves Commission and its travelling exhibition in the North of France this summer !
Times and venues
The CWGC can be seen at three different venues
- From now at the Thiepval Memorial to the Missing
- On 19 July at Fromelles during the commemorations of the Battle of Fromelles (Pheasant Wood Cemetery)
- On 23 July at Pozières, duing the commemorations of the Battle of Pozières (at the Somme Tourisme village – access to the village upon registration).
The Travelling Exhibition
The CWGC's new travelling exhibition enables visitors to meet up with members of staff of the CWGC and to learn more about the Battle of the Somme.
Three of its walls are covered with exhibition panels including a map of the front line of the Battle of the Somme, the stories of six soldiers, and the portraits of five members of staff. Three screens enable visitors to discover the cemeteries and memorials maintained by the CWGC and documents and booklets about the sites of the CWGC and the Battle of the Somme are also available.
The aim of the Commonwealth War Graves Commission (CWGC) is to honour the memory of the Commonwealth soldiers who lost their lives in the line of duty during the First and Second World Wars. In France, 575,000 men lie in hundreds of Commonwealth military cemeteries, perpetual resting places given by the people of France.