Welcome to the Commonwealth War Graves Commission website!
We commemorate the 1.7 million 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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“This new memorial, the latest to be constructed by the Commonwealth War Graves Commission, reaffirms our commitment to remember all those servicemen and women who died, no matter where or how they lost their lives.”
His Royal Highness The Duke of Kent, President of the Commonwealth War Graves Commission
The great-daughter of a father and son killed in action within an hour of each other during the Third Battle of Ypres speaks about the “remarkable men”.
A commemorative ceremony marking the 101st anniversary of the Battle of Fromelles was held at Fromelles (Pheasant Wood) Military Cemetery.
Road works are taking place in the Wijtschatestraat as from 7 August 2017 and will last until March 2018. At certain times during this period access to the cemetery will only be possible by foot via the cycle track. We advise to park your vehicle on the St. Medardusplein in the village and walk up to the cemetery which is about 500m away.
Complete horticultural renovations are taking place at the site from the end of September until the end of October 2017. While renovations continue the site will remain accessible for visitors.