Come along and learn about the history and work of the Commonwealth War Graves Commission as well as hear the stories about some of our casualties who are buried in this cemetery.
Riddrie Park Cemetery contains 100 scattered burials of the First World War and 248 of the Second World War. On this tour you will be able to find out more about how they are commemorated, why they are in Glasgow and how the CWGC continues its work to care for these graves as well as 1.7 million around the world.
The CWGC is an organisation committed in ensuring that the memory of the men and women who served in both world wars are remembered by future generations – which can be challenging to do especially in more remote communities. The Commission commemorates about 1.7 million war dead from the Commonwealth forces who died in WW1 and WW2. In the South and West region of Scotland – alone – more than 8,000 service personnel are commemorated by the CWGC in around 360 locations.
Sehar Sardar works for the CWGC as the Public Engagement Coordinator for the South and West region of Scotland. Her background is in learning and engagement as well as heritage education. She is currently based in Glasgow and has lived in Scotland her entire life, considering this she has been interested in the history of this region for a long time.
Saturday and Sunday @ 10am, 11:15am and 1:30pm
Trail duration: 1 hour 15 minutes