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 154 countries across the world.
Our Register records details of Commonwealth war dead so that
graves or names on memorials can be located.
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“This memorial cross, standing here exposed to the rigours of the climate and keeping solitary watch over this historic scene, appeals strongly to the imagination and recalls in a very vivid manner the silent, unceasing and arduous work of the Navy during the war.”
Surgeon Rear-Admiral Sir William Watson Cheyne, Bart., K.C.M.G., Lord Lieutenant of Orkney and Shetland, from his speech given at the Unveiling of the War Cross at Lyness Naval Cemetery, 29th September 1925
Crete became the scene of a fierce struggle when German forces
launched a large-scale airborne assault, seizing control of the
island from its Greek and British Commonwealth garrison.
The loss of HMS Hood 75 years on
A new irrigation system is currently being installed at
Jerusalem War Cemetery which involves major digging around the
area. The cemetery is still accessible but the works may cause
disruption during visits. The works are due to be completed at the
end of May.
The cemetery will have restricted access until the end of July
due to turf replacement works.