Service at Commonwealth cemetery in Rome on 11 November.
The annual Commonwealth Remembrance Day service takes place on Friday 11 November at the Commonwealth War Graves Commission cemetery on Via Nicola Zabaglia 50 in the Testaccio district.
The service begins at 10.50 and will be attended by ambassadors, diplomats and military personnel from numerous nations, including the Commonwealth and African countries.
The ceremony will be conducted by Archdeacon Jonathan Boardman of All Saints’ Anglican church, assisted by clergy from the English-speaking churches in Rome, as well as those of other faiths.
The service is open to the public and those wishing to attend are requested to arrive at 10.30 and sign the visitors’ book at the cemetery entrance.
There are a number of Commonwealth war graves in Italy, all administered by the Commonwealth War Graves Commission. Those in Rome, Anzio and Monte Cassino are among the most important.
The Rome War Cemetery was the work of architect Louis de Soissons, who designed about 50 war cemeteries throughout Italy and Greece, and it contains the graves of 426 Commonwealth service people.