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Commonwealth War Graves Commission

An intergovernmental organisation founded by Sir Fabian Ware in 1917 as the Imperial War Graves Commission. It’s responsible for commemorating all Commonwealth war dead ‘regardless of rank, race or creed’. In 1917, it was formally established via the Royal Charter. It’s supported by six member states: the United Kingdom, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, India and South Africa. The Kranji War Memorial in Singapore is dedicated to the fallen of the United Kingdom, Australia, Canada, Sri Lanka, India, Malaya, the Netherlands and New Zealand who perished whilst defending Singapore and Malaya against the Japanese forces during World War 2.


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