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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 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.

We are sometimes approached by members of the public who wish to support our work. If you wish to make a contribution, you can use our PayPal account below to do so.

“The biggest single bit of work since any of the pharaohs — and they only worked in their own country" (on the scale of the work undertaken by the Commission in building the cemeteries and memorials after WW1).

Rudyard Kipling

‘Dunkirk 1940’


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Headstone Rededication Services


Where clear and compelling evidence is presented to identify a grave currently marked as that of an unknown, the Commission consults the relevant Member Government's Service Authority to gain approval to recognise the casualty's grave and to move commemoration from a memorial to the missing to the place of burial.

Latest Cemetery Information


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.


Headstone renovations at this cemetery will commence on the 4th May and will continue until mid-late August. The renovations will be completed in stages by plot which will involve the removal and re-levelling of headstones. Visitors will be able to access the cemetery during this time and are advised to contact the CWGC Area office if planning to visit a particular grave. E-mail

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