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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.

‘Thus everything here seems to bring us to worship and to remembrance on this table-land of Thiepval; yesterday a vast charnel house, today a place of pilgrimage and meditation, where the souls of those who perished hover’

Address of the President of The French Republic, Albert François Lebrun, at the unveiling of the Thiepval Memorial to the Missing of the Somme, 1 August 1932.

‘The Somme’


News Stories

Appeal for Relatives


We wish to make contact with any family members of the casualties concerned. Please click here to view a list of the war graves in question.

News Stories

Appeal for Relatives


CWGC are appealing for relatives of Private John Kenneth McLean and Private John Royston. 

Latest Cemetery Information


Following storm damage to the war graves plot at Pembroke Dock Military Cemetery, the Commonwealth War Graves Commission has contacted its maintenance contractor who will be temporally closing the site and the area around the fallen tree to allow it to be removed and the turf area reinstated.

Our Regional Supervisor will be on site tomorrow, meeting with site representatives to assess damage to headstones and organise action as appropriate. We will restore the graves as soon as we can.


Severe storm during the weekend of 28-29 November have caused a tree to collapse on a section of Schoonselhof Cemetery.

Fortunately, no headstones have been damaged and the tree will be removed by the local authorities by the end of this week.

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