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.
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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.
100 years after they were killed in action in October 1914, six unknown British servicemen of the First World War were re-interred today at Prowse Point Military Cemetery near Ieper, Belgium.
March 18 marks 100 years since a defining moment in the First World War’s Gallipoli campaign, the confrontation between Allied forces and the former Ottoman Empire that ultimately cost thousands of lives on both sides.
The province of West-Flanders is currently carrying out major renovations works at this site. The works will involve improvements to pathways by the creation of raised wooden walkways. It is intended that these will make passage easier for visitors and will help protect the site from foot fall damage. In addition a new car park will be constructed and a viewing area will be created on the present parking area. Access to the site might be limited at times during the works for which we apologise. All works are due to be completed by the end of April 2015.
Detailed information on the works is explained on a panel which is in position on site.
Please note that major renovation works are taking place at this cemetery. Over 700 headstones are being replaced and a further 800 will be realigned. The works are starting in plot 5 and will then continue with plots 4, 3 and two to finish with plot 1. Please be aware that during the works it might be difficult to access certain graves. We expect the works to be finished by the end of April 2015. The horticulture in this cemetery will be restored by November 2015. Should you encounter any problems then please contact our office in Ieper at firstname.lastname@example.org or phone + 3257223636”