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
A volunteer group that has sourced and archived over 1.7 million photographs of war graves from around the world will be honoured by His Royal Highness The Duke of Kent at St. James’ Palace on 23 May 2013.
Her Royal Highness The Princess Royal, accompanied by her husband Vice Admiral Sir Tim Laurence, Commissioner of the Commonwealth War Graves Commission, will lay a wreath at the Liverpool Naval Memorial – a Commonwealth War Graves Commission site – to commemorate the 70th anniversary of the Battle of the Atlantic on 26 May 2013.
Road works are currently being carried out in front of the cemetery. During the works, visiting the site is only possible by walking down from either Loker or Dranouter and access to the cemetery might at times be difficult. For the moment the cemetery is not accessible for wheelchair users.
Due to panel replacement to the obelisk, the top part of the memorial will be shut to visitors for safety reasons.There will be a wooden barrier erected with a locked gate. The restriction will commence on 6th May 2013 and continue Approx 8 weeks. There will regular updates posted on the website.
Access can be made by ringing the bell on the gate or telephoning one of the numbers displayed on the gate and a member of staff will allow access and accompany the visitor to the panel they wish to see and photograph.