17th May 2017 : Glyn Prysor : The Unending Vigil : Commonwealth War Graves Commission Centenary

Regular price £5.50

Holy Trinity Church, Windsor : 7.30pm


The Commonwealth War Graves Commission owes its existence to the vision and determination of one man, Sir Fabian Ware.  His unit began recording and caring for all the graves they could find. By 1915, their work was given official recognition by the War Office and incorporated into the British Army as the Graves Registration Commission. On 21st May 1917, the Imperial War Graves Commission was established by Royal Charter, so this event is our celebration of their centenary.

 

Dr Glyn Prysor was educated at Oxford University, where he completed a doctorate and taught modern history. His book Citizen Sailors, is a comprehensive hsitory of the Royal Navy in World War 2. Glyn is also a CWGC historian.