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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.

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.

‘Gallipoli 1915’


News Stories

Canadian casualties reinterred


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. 

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.


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.

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