Commonwealth War Graves Commission

The Sensory Trust has been working with the Commonwealth War Grave Commission to improve access to the 1,750 acres of ground under the Commission’s control. A tall order.

A cemetery in a field in Northern France

One of the Commonwealth War Graves Commission’s more unusual cemeteries; in the middle of a farmer’s field in Northern France.

Addressing the physical access issues on sites which have very particular and sometimes peculiar challenges is a monumental task. Cemeteries and memorials are often found in areas that were once the location of a field hospital or a dressing station close to the battlefield. They can be in the middle of a field or at the end of a dirt track. Often they are located within grounds that are not controlled by the Commission.


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