IN APRIL 2017 THE COMMONWEALTH WAR GRAVES COMMISSION IS MARKING THE 100TH ANNIVERSARY OF THE BATTLE OF ARRAS.

IT WAS FOUGHT DURING THE FIRST WORLD WAR - FROM 9 APRIL TO 16 MAY, 1917 - BY TROOPS FROM ACROSS THE BRITISH EMPIRE.

BY THE END OF THE BATTLE, SOME 300,000 MEN ON BOTH SIDES WERE WOUNDED, MISSING OR DEAD.

The CWGC built and maintains the cemeteries and memorials of all those Commonwealth service personnel who died.

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