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Welcome to the Commonwealth War Graves Commission website.

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.

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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

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CWGC Annual Customer Service Survey


Please spare a few minutes of your time to complete our annual Customer Service Survey; an opportunity for you to help us improve the service we provide to you, and better understand your requirements.

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Virtual Tour of St. Symphorien Military Cemetery


It is exactly 100 years ago these days (21-23 August 2014) that the First World War broke out. Many of the first casualties are buried at St. Symphorien Military Cemetery in Belgium. This small tour tells you all about this remarkable place's main features.

Latest Cemetery Information

Ypres (Menin Gate) Memorial

During the week of 25 August 2014, the footpath to the right-hand side of the memorial - coming from the town - will be resurfaced. Access to the gallery from this side might be limited during the course of the works.

Barenthal Military Cemetery

Renovation works to the boundary wall will take place from 18 August 2014 until 31 October 2014. Visitors are advised that some areas of the cemetery will be restricted during this period. We apologies for any inconvenience caused during this time.

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