Welcome to the Commonwealth War Graves Commission
We commemorate the 1,700,000 men and women of the Commonwealth
forces who died in the two world wars.
Our cemeteries, burial plots and memorials are a lasting tribute
to those who died in some 153 countries across the world.
Our Register records details of Commonwealth war dead so that
graves or names on memorials can be located.
Find out more about the scope of our organisation today by
clicking on the links above.
I have many times asked myself whether there can be more potent advocates of peace upon earth through the years to come than this massed multitude of silent witnesses to the desolation of war.
King George V, Flanders, 1922
Plans to mark 100 years since the beginning of the First World War in 2014 are announced by the United Kingdom government.
An event at St. Symphorien Military Cemetery in Mons, Belgium will feature prominently on the opening day of the centenary on 4 August 2014.
In 2012, Gaza War Cemetery lost much of its green appearance and due to a severe water shortage caused by a breakdown of the pump.
On Saturday 13 July 2013, from 10.00 to 16.00 hours, Brookwood Military Cemetery will host the Brookwood Open Day.
Go to our News & Events page for more information on Brookwood Open Day.
Visitors to Soissons Memorial are advised that general maintenance and panel replacement is currently being carried out at the site. The work is expected to be completed by the end of June 2013. Please accept our apologies for any inconvenience caused during this period of essential maintenance.