This week is Commonwealth War Graves Week.

Across Aldridge-Brownhills we have 44 graves, across 5 different cemeteries, that are covered by the Commonwealth War Graves Commission.

The Commission carry out excellent work to honour and care for the men and women of the Commonwealth who died in the First and Second World Wars. The CWGC ensure these individuals will never be forgotten, with over 2,500 war cemeteries and over a million burials at military and civil sites around the world. For individuals who have no known grave, they have built memorials to the missing as places of commemoration.

The work of the Commonwealth War Graves Commission continues through their staff, supporters and volunteers who ensure that the stories of those who died are told. This year they invite us to DiscoverLearn and Remember about the lives of the 1.7million men and women of the Commonwealth commemorated by the CWGC.

Thank you to the Commonwealth War Graves Commission, and all those who volunteer locally.

You can find more information on their work here: