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 153 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.
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
The CWGC is looking for the relatives of a number of war dead who are buried in the UK. The Commission intends to carry out work on the war graves.
His Royal Highness The Duke of Edinburgh attended a special Last Post ceremony at the Commonwealth War Graves Commission’s Menin Gate Memorial, on Monday 11 November 2013. The visit marked the gathering of soil from Flanders Fields for a memorial garden at the Guards Museum in London.
Structural maintenance work is currently being carried out on the Stone of Remembrance, Cross of Sacrifice, Stone benches and the cemetery entrance.
Visitors are advised that all grave markers are fully accessible however there will be some disruption and noise in the cemetery, for which we apologise. The work is scheduled for completion before the end of December.
The cemetery is currently under renovation. Please note that due to essential pedestal maintenance, there are currently no grave markers. The cemetery is still accessible and visitors are advised to approach a staff member for assistance in locating a particular grave.
Work to begin the installation of the new pedestals will commence end of November. Horticultural renovations will begin in early 2014 weather permitting.