Commonwealth War Graves at Douglas Borough Cemetery
Commonwealth War Graves at Douglas Borough Cemetery Credit: Michael Josem Credit: Michael Josem

I’ve been working as a volunteer for the Commonwealth War Graves Commission. Our mission is simple: To honour and care for the men and women of the Commonwealth forces who died in the First and Second World Wars, ensuring they will never be forgotten.

Following a media release on our new outreach effort recently, both Business365 and ManxRadio have covered it locally.


The Commonwealth War Graves Commission (CWGC) is launching a new local outreach program to help educate the people of the Isle of Man about the work of the CWGC.

Commonwealth War Graves Commission launches new Isle of Man educational programme


The [Commonwealth War Graves Commision’s] offering to give talks on the subject in a new outreach program funded as part of the Kantor Speakers Programme.

You can find more details by clicking here.

Michael Josem is one of the volunteers – he spoke to Manx Radio’s Ewan Gawne:

Talks offered about Island’s war graves

Michael Josem is a long-term consumer advocate, most prominently as a global leader in combating fraud in the online gambling industry. He was in part the inspiration for the 20th Century Fox Movie, Runner Runner, starring Ben Affleck and Justin Timberlake.

Josem has over a decade of experience as a senior business leader working across various high-tech and online industries, and takes action to build a better community. His primary volunteer roles include service for the Commonwealth War Graves Commission, and Graih, the homelessness charity.