25 years in the Egyptian desert

25 years in the Egyptian desert

The Commonwealth War Graves Commission is proud to have cemeteries and memorials at 23,000 locations in more than 150 countries around the world. We set high standards for our sites, so our work would be impossible without the efforts of our gardeners, like Adel Abdel Azeem who is retiring next year, after 25 years with the Commission.

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What’s in a name?

What’s in a name?

For many, cemetery names are just something you watch out for on one of our green and white roadside signs, or that you enter into Google Maps on your way to see a particular grave. However, while many cemeteries are simply named after the village or town where they are sighted, others have a more interesting tale to tell. Here the CWGC's Peter Francis shares some of his favourites and the stories behind them.

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