Are you interested in finding out about lesser known stories from World War One? Your group can take part in our project to create a wreath commemorating the Labour Corps who came from across the Commonwealth during the First World War.

Wreaths by Hackney Mosaic Project, St John’s Catholic School and Trapped in Zone One.

One hundred years ago, men and women from across the Commonwealth made a vital contribution to the war effort as workers. They often faced discrimination and served under harsh conditions. Many died, yet today their contribution is rarely acknowledged. They are The Unremembered.

We are working with the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting (CHOGM) to commemorate the Commonwealth story through The Unremembered Wreath Challenge. Each wreath chosen will represent each Head of Government of the Commonwealth member countries. The wreaths will be laid for remembrance in November 2018.

You can receive our new free resource, The Unremembered World Map, to find out about the Labour Corps from the different Commonwealth countries.

We can offer your community group up to £200 of funding (we define a community group as any group of eight or more individuals) if you can post your wreath to us by latest Tuesday 10 April. Funding must be applied for in advance of the competition deadline. Please email the team to let us know you’re sending a wreath, so we know to expect it. We must receive all funding applications no later than Sunday 1 April.

Get inspired and watch young people from across Greater London creating a wreath at our recent National Army Museum event:

Read the information on our take part page and send your application to us at

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