Commission maps 300,000 war graves across Britain

Commission maps 300,000 war graves across Britain

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Simon Meechan

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Commission maps 300,000 war graves across Britain

The Commonwealth War Graves Commission has completed a project mapping the graves of 300,000 war heroes buried in Britain.

The Commonwealth War Graves Commission in Marlow Road

The graves of Commonwealth servicemen and women who died in the two world wars can be found in almost 13,000 locations across the country.

Ahead of the 100th anniversary of the First World War next year the Marlow Road-based commission is planning a programme to incorporate the war graves into education.

There are 62 First World War graves in and around Maidenhead.

The highest concentration of graves in Maidenhead are in All Saints Churchyard and Maidenhead cemetery.

Maidenhead MP Theresa May welcomed the research.

She said: "Next year marks the centenary of the First World War and we should respect the graves of the servicemen and women who served during the war.

"It is important to remember those who served in both of the world wars and this does not just have to be on Remembrance Sunday."

The locations of war graves can found on the commission’s website.

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