War Cemetery Features

These are the features that make Commonwealth War Graves Commission (CWGC) war cemeteries unique and unmistakable.

Created separately by sympathetic designers, together the features form 'resting places under heaven' [1] that are a lasting and memorable tribute to our war dead.

Cross of Sacrifice Overlooking war cemeteries generally of 50 or more burials, this distinctive cross with the downward pointing sword on its face fuses the military with the spiritual.
Stone of Remembrance   The Stone is a universal monument that has become a focus at many commemorative ceremonies. It is a feature at war cemeteries with over 1 000 burials and occasionally elsewhere.
Headstones & plaques The headstones set in orderly rows at war cemeteries were designed to be uniform and permanent.

See: Commonwealth War Graves Commission (CWGC) website

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