‘The Commonwealth War Graves Commission’ by Admiral Sir Ian Garnett

The Fernhurst Society is delighted to be welcoming Admiral Sir Ian  Garnett as their speaker on Thursday November 29 in Fernhurst village hall.

The subject is most apposite for November, 100 years after the end of World War 1, as Sir Ian is speaking on the Commonwealth War Graves Commission of which he was both a Commissioner and the Vice Chairman.  His duties took him to the war time graveyards across Europe and Britain  where he was able to see the wonderful work that is still carried on 100 years later.  His knowledge of the programme’s initiation and continuation is complemented by very moving slides.  Many people will find that there are CWGC graves in their own local cemetery  or burial ground which are still looked after.  Fernhurst has 7 of these graves. The meeting opens at 7.00pm with refreshments. At 7.30 pm the Society holds their very brief AGM and Sir Ian’s talk follows this, and allows time for questions.

All are welcome to the open meeting.  Any queries you may have, please email  the society  on chairman@fernhurstsociety.org.uk

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