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Since our establishment

Since our establishment by Royal Charter in 1917 we have constructed 2,500 war cemeteries, plots and memorials for those with no known graves. More than a million burials are now marked at military and civilian sites. Fromelles (Pheasant Wood) Military Cemetery, France. Our newest CWGC cemetery, completed in 2010.

HORTICULTURE Our gardens are an essential part of the commemoration of the war dead. Our historic estate is of international importance and our global team of over 800 gardeners ensure our sites are maintained to the highest standards, adapting to a huge number of climatic variations from the Arctic Circle to the lush greenery of the tropics. Kranji War Cemetery, Singapore. CONSERVATION Commemorating and caring for the fallen across the world is a huge task. Many of our cemeteries and memorials were designed by internationallyrenowned architects, sculptors and artists. Our global approach is conservation led; we seek to preserve and conserve our historic estate, mostly using our own teams of stonemasons and specialists around the world. Re-engraving at Upanga Road Cemetery, Dar es Salaam, Tanzania.

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