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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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.
HRH The Duke of Cambridge visited CWGC Yokohama War Cemetery on Friday to pay his respects to the Commonwealth war dead commemorated in Japan.
A ceremony will take place to commemorate the centenary of the Battle of Neuve Chapelle on Friday 13 March 2015 at the Neuve Chapelle Memorial.
Essential work will be carried out on the Cross of Sacrifice; access will not be restricted to the public except during the delivery of the larger stone elements. The works starts 3/4th of March and will last until Mid - April 2015.
Due to road works at Twelve Tree Copse, the access ramp has been removed and not yet replaced by the Turkish authority contractor. There is a ditch which needs to be crossed to gain access to the cemetery. Visitors are advised to take great care when crossing the ditch.