Navendu Mishra MP
Navendu Mishra MP

This week is War Graves Week, where we strive to learn the history of those commemorated by the Commonwealth War Graves Commission (CWGC) in Stockport, and we celebrate the skills, dedication and expertise of those CWGC staff who work to keep their memory alive.

Stockport residents keen to learn more about the remarkable stories of the men and women of the Commonwealth forces that died in the First and Second World Wars who are buried in our community can visit and visit the cemeteries in person. War Graves Week provides a unique chance for the people of Stockport  to reconnect with our local history.

At, Stockport residents can learn about the Ordinary People, Extraordinary Times project – the focus of this year’s War Graves Week. Alongside the front-line armed forces, the CWGC will be celebrating the value those who served during the World Wars brought to key sectors such as healthcare, logistics, infrastructure and communications, and the parallels with today’s global Britain which they helped to create. To learn more about specific stories of those who served, please click here.

I’d encourage all my constituents to embrace War Graves Week. It’s a fantastic opportunity to reconnect with our local history and learn about the courageous ordinary people from our community who made the ultimate sacrifice for our freedom. Behind every name on a war grave or memorial in Stockport is a human story waiting to be discovered and War Graves Week is the perfect opportunity to do just that.

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