Welcome to the Commonwealth War Graves Commission website!
We commemorate the 1.7 million 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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“This new memorial, the latest to be constructed by the Commonwealth War Graves Commission, reaffirms our commitment to remember all those servicemen and women who died, no matter where or how they lost their lives.”
His Royal Highness The Duke of Kent, President of the Commonwealth War Graves Commission
The Governor of Queensland, His Excellency the Honourable Paul de Jersey AC, visited the CWGC’s plot at St Mary’s Church, Harefield on Friday, March 17 to pay his respects to the men and women from Australia who lost their lives during World War One.
The following rededication services are due to be held at Commonwealth War Graves Commission cemeteries.
Due to renovation work to the boundary wall at this cemetery, we have temporarily removed the Special Memorial headstones 1 – 13 located to the left hand side of the cemetery. The headstones will be reinstated by the end of April 2017.
Due to horticultural works near the entrance gate, all visitors must access the cemetery via the disabled access gate to the left hand side of the cemetery. The main gate will reopen by the end of April.