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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"It is made sure that those who fought for our freedom are given the honour and dignity they deserve in death. I know that all the noble Lords will want to join me in giving the commission our thanks for everything that it does."
The Minister of State, Ministry of Defence - Earl Howe
The work of the Commonwealth War Graves Commission was discussed
in the House of Lords last night.
On 17 June 1940, the Lancastria - a Cunard liner which had been
converted into a troopship - was at St Nazaire to embark servicemen
and civilian refugees, including women and children, who were
escaping from France.
RESTORATION OF THIEPVAL MEMORIAL BEGINS -
RESTRICTED ACCESS FROM 1 JUNE TO 10 JULY 2015
From 1 June to 10 July 2015 public access to the Thiepval Memorial will be
restricted while the Commonwealth War Graves Commission (CWGC)
begins work on this historically important monument.
Construction of grandstands for 4000 seats will commence at the
beginning of July in preparation for the commemorative event on the
6th August. The stands will be removed by the end of August.