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.
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.
The CWGC commemorates 402 casualties who died when the
Lusitania, a passenger ship, was torpedoed and sunk on 7
Eight First World War casualties of the Canadian Infantry will
be re-buried in France on 13 May, with five positively identified
following anthropological and historical research.
Essential maintenance on the Cross of Sacrifice will be carried out for 8 weeks. Access for the public to the above site may be restricted from time to time during the demolition of the old Cross and the installation of the new Cross.
Access to Helles Memorial will be restricted during the Gallipoli centenary period as follows on 21 and 22 April, only those on pre-arranged visits will have access. On 23 and 24 April, there will be no public access. On 25 April, only those on pre-arranged visits will have access. From 26 April, visitors will be accommodated as normal.