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 CWGC is deeply saddened by the damage to graves at CWGC Maala Cemetery, and our sympathies go out to the descendants and comrades of the war dead who will be so deeply affected by this news.
A rededication service for Flight Sergeant Frank Edward Reed was held at the CWGC Hanover War Cemetery in Germany this week.
Visitors may experience difficulty accessing the cemetery due to damage to the entrance caused by an accident. The entrance has now been cleared of debris, but works to repair the damage will take a few weeks. Access is possible via the service ramp.
Public access to the shelter building at the cemetery has been closed off due to structural inspections of the roof and foundations. This will last for several weeks.