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
In this article we look at why there are more than 300,000 Commonwealth war dead commemorated in the United Kingdom, who looks after them and how and why our approach is different to anywhere else in the CWGC.
Sajid Javid, British Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, took part in a commemoration service for India's First World War fallen at CWGC Bhowanipore Cemetery, Calcutta, on Tuesday (October 14).
We will undertake essential work to rebuild the perimeter walls, starting on the 31 October 2014. Some minor restrictions will be made to cemetery access during the works – duration of project will be approx.11 weeks.
We will be starting renovation works to the Gres De Poulser Rubble perimeter wall on the 03 November 2014. Some minor restrictions for visitors will be put in place during the works which wil last for approx 12 weeks.