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.
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.
"Therefore, whatever may be done in the way of placing individual monuments over the dead, in very many cases no such monument is possible. Yet these must not be neglected, and some memorial there must be to the lost, the unknown, but not forgotten dead."
Sir Frederic Kenyon, Director of the British Museum and Artistic Advisor to the Imperial War Graves Commission, 22nd November 1918.
The personal stories of Commonwealth servicemen who died during
the Second World War and are commemorated in Japan will be revealed
at the unveiling of an interactive visitor information panel at
Yokohama War Cemetery.
A war memorial commemorating almost 300 Indian soldiers who died
during the Second World War in Eritrea has been restored by a team
of skilled craftsmen from the Commonwealth War Graves Commission
Major renovation of the turf and shrubbery will begin in this
site from July
15th and run into October. Visitor access to the cemetery will not
on Tuesday 4th August as the Cemetery will be closed
from 07.00 until
11.00 due to essential maintenance, visitor access will also not
on Wednesday 2nd September.
Access will be possible throughout all other dates during the
however visitors are advised that there may be some disruption in
Major renovations works on the cemetery boundary wall are about
to commence and will be completed by the the end of August.
Visitors are advised that access may be difficult at times, and to
access the cemetery on foot.