IWGC

(redirected from Imperial War Graves Commission)
AcronymDefinition
IWGCImperial War Graves Commission (now Commonwealth War Graves Commission; UK)
IWGCInternational Workshop on Grid Computing
IWGCIndiana Wine Grape Council
IWGCIntermountain West Geothermal Consortium (est. 2006; Idaho)
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Unusually, the cemetery includes one female casualty, Nellie Spindler, a British nurse killed in a bombing raid in 1917, as well as a civilian, an Imperial War Graves Commission (the predecessor of the CWGC) gardener, Thomas McGrath, who died in 1920.
Painstaking work carried out by Dutch researchers, aided by the Ministry of Defence and the Imperial War Graves Commission, has now led to L/Cpl Loney's remains finally being formally identified and a new headstone will be rededicated in his honour next month.
This in turn led to the creation of the Imperial War Graves Commission in 1917, now the Commonwealth War Graves Commission (CWGC).
This became the Graves Registration Commission, then in 1917 the Imperial War Graves Commission, and later the Commonwealth War Graves Commission.
Two years later he began work as an architect with the Imperial War Graves Commission, and ended up designing several of the most eloquent memorials to honour the dead.
Included in the shortlist for the GBP20,000 prize is the first volume of Charles Moore's official biography of right wing politician Margaret Thatcher; The Pike, a biography of Italian romantic poet Gabriele d'Annunzio by Lucy Hughes-Hallett; Under Another Sky by Charlotte Higgins, which is about the Romans in Britain; William Dalrymple's account of the first Anglo-Afghan war; The story of Fabian Ware, who founded the Imperial War Graves Commission during the first world war, by David Crane; and conservationist Dave Goulson offers an account of life inside a nest of short-haired bumblebees, in A Sting in the Tale.
The book is centred on the British Memorial School, set up for the children of ex-soldiers hired to look after the new cemeteries set up by the Imperial War Graves Commission.
George spent a happy year there before going to Glasgow to study horticulture but returned to Belgium to be accepted as a pupil gardener for the Imperial War Graves Commission on the very day that Britain declared war on Germany - September 3,1939.
They were re-interred in Huelva city's British Protestant cemetery in order, according to the then-named Imperial War Graves Commission, to "preserve" them and to "permit marking and adequate care".
The Imperial War Graves Commission worked hard to ensure that the graves of soldiers should not be distinguished by rank, race or social class, but it conceded that the graves of men who had been awarded the VC should be specially identified.
It takes the form of row upon row of distinctive near-white Imperial War Graves Commission headstones, in Bodelwyddan churchyard.
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