The Commonwealth War Graves Commission (CWGC) are calling on community groups and schools across Wales and the UK to mark the Centenary of the Somme with the Living Memory project.
The project remembers the forgotten front - the 300,000 war graves or commemorations
right here in the UK, with most people are no more than three miles from their nearest site.
Throughout Wales there are over 7,700 Commonwealth War Graves Commission graves in
more than a thousand locations.
These can range from the largest site at Cardiff Cathays
with over 600 graves to isolated headstones in small rural churchyards. Each site and grave
is an individual story waiting to be explored and remembered.
Throughout the 141 days of the battle of the
Somme 1st July to 18th November 2016,
communities can Discover Explore and Remember
their local war graves through the project.
Living Memory offers resources to help community
groups identify a CWGC site near them, find out
more those buried there and stage a
commemorative event – in their own way and reflecting their own interests – to mark the
141 days of the Somme.
Funding is also available to support groups and schools to take part.
For more information visit www.cwgclivingmemory.org or email firstname.lastname@example.org
to request your free resource pack and funding information. www.facebook.com/CWGCLiving-Memory
The project is funded by the Department of Culture Media and Sport and Commonwealth
War Graves Commission with development funding from Department for Communities and
For assistance in finding local war graves close to you in Wales please see links below:
For other sources of funding which could support your Living Memory project please see
For further information on the First World War Centenary Commemoration in Wales
please see links below: