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Welcome to the Commonwealth War Graves Commission website!

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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“He is not missing: he is here!”

From speech at the inauguration of The Menin Gate Memorial to the Missing 24 July, 1927 by Field Marshal Lord Plumer.

‘Thiepval Memorial Restoration’

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Appeal for Relatives

06/07/2015

The Commission intends to carry out work on a number of the war graves in the United Kingdom.


Latest Cemetery Information

BELGIUM - MENIN GATE

On the 9 July from 1600hrs to 2100hrs the Menin Gate will not be accessible due to the ceremony marking the 30,000th sounding of the last post.

FRANCE - THIEPVAL MEMORIAL

RESTORATION OF THIEPVAL MEMORIAL BEGINS - RESTRICTED ACCESS FROM 1 JUNE TO 10 JULY 2015

From 1 June to 10 July 2015 public access to the Thiepval Memorial will be restricted while the Commonwealth War Graves Commission (CWGC) begins work on this historically important monument.

 

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