Dainville British CemeteryDainville British Cemetery
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CommonwealthMilitary cemeteries

Commonwealth War Cemeteries

In the heart of spaces laid out like real English gardens, always magnificently maintained, each headstone of the Commonwealth military cemeteries is engraved with the badge of the regiment to which the soldier belongs, his rank, his first name and surname, the name of his regiment and his date of death. Below the symbol expressing his religious denomination, there is sometimes an epitaph left by his family.

Grevillers British CemeteryGrevillers British Cemetery
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"Their name will live forever

In most cemeteries stands the Cross of Sacrifice and in the more important sites the Stone of Remembrance with the words “their name shall live forever.”

Alongside the cemeteries have also been created memorials on which are listed the names of soldiers who went missing in battle or in a geographical area

Created in 1917, the Commonwealth War Graves Commission, Visitor Centre, works to maintain the graves of all soldiers of the British Empire and then of the forces of the Commonwealth countries, who fell in the two world conflicts.