THE COM­MIS­SION’S WORK TO­DAY

History Revealed - - WWI GRAVES -

The (CWGC) 1.7 two across ceme­tery buri­als) mil­lion Com­mon­wealth World more and has be­ing ser­vice­men Wars. the than re­spon­si­bil­ity in small­est In 150 Tyne to­tal, War coun­tries, and Cot, in Graves there women for Ocra­coke Bel­gium the are with Com­mis­sion graves killed 23,000 the (al­most Is­land, dur­ing largest of lo­ca­tions nearly US, 12,000 the where home While and four the abroad Bri­tish CWGC to sailors holds in­crease his­tor­i­cal killed aware­ness in 1942 work­shops are of buried. its work at and it also the con­tin­ues sac­ri­fice to of bury the men the and dead. women In Au­gust it hon­ours, 2018, four Cana­dian sol­diers were laid to rest in Loos Bri­tish Ceme­tery in France. Their re­mains had been dis­cov­ered dur­ing a mu­ni­tions clear­ing process in 2010 and 2011. Af­ter years of his­tor­i­cal, ge­nealog­i­cal, an­thro­po­log­i­cal and DNA anal­y­sis, the quar­tet – all killed dur­ing the Bat­tle of Hill 70 in 1917 – had been iden­ti­fied. Such dili­gence ex­tends to the team of more than 850 CWGC gar­den­ers who work to keep the ceme­ter­ies so im­mac­u­late. Among them, un­til his death in 2017, was Ibrahim Jaradah, who tended the Gaza War Ceme­tery in Pales­tine for 60 years.

Ibrahim Jaradah was given an MBE for his six decades of work

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