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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“Thiepval is an enduring reminder of the alliance between the British and French armies during the First World War. It is uniquely fitting place at which to mark the centenary of the Battle of the Somme”.
Air Chief Marshal Sir Joe French KCB CBE, Vice-Chairman of the Commonwealth War Graves Commission
Today marks the launch of the public ballot for tickets to
attend a national commemorative event to mark the centenary of the
Battle of the Somme.
Horticultural therapy charity HighGround has launched their
'Home Thoughts from Abroad' garden at Headley Court, with support
from the Commonwealth War Graves Commission (CWGC).
Thiepval Memorial will be closed on 14th October for work to be
carried out on the scaffolding. Please note
that the cemetery part remains fully open.
We are currently carrying out horticultural restoration works to
the car park and entrance at this site. These works will be
completed in November. Access for visitors will not be