Without the CWGC
the names of the dead would be lost forever.
spokesman said: "e Commonwealth War Graves Commission is delighted that work has started to restore these graves - a task that would have been impossible without the generous support of the local authorities and community.
Of 18 Welsh VC winners who fought in either World War I or World War II the CWGC
only looks after the graves of six.
Ranald Leask, of the CWGC
, said: "Having last year erected a headstone at Reggie's grave, we at the War Graves Commission are very pleased that Mrs Harvey contacted us.
The bodies of more than 165,000 Commonwealth soldiers killed on the Western Front during the First World War are still missing, according to the CWGC
Next year the bodies will be permanently laid to rest in individual graves at the new CWGC
cemetery nearby - the first war cemetery the commission has built in almost 50 years.
Not recorded as a fatality under either name by AWM, CWGC
and president of BASF's Fiber Products Division and Zhou Yucheng, president of CWGC
were among dignitaries who participated in the ground breaking and signing ceremonies and discussed plans for the joint venture during a news conference today.
And thanks to their findings, Albert was accepted as a "war casualty" and received a CWGC
headstone - as well as being recorded on its Roll of Honour of WW1 servicemen.
was only possible because the CWGC
gave us exclusive access to their enormous database.
It is not possible to identify and correct all of these, so we have used the CWGC
classi'cation to ensure consistency.
When the CWGC
received Richardson's self-proclaimed "rocket," the Commission responded by looking into her concerns and providing her with a photo of her grandfather's headstone.