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.
Huge interest in the Centenary of the First World War and, more recently, Remembrance Day have resulted in an influx of more detailed requests for information coming into our Enquiries Team.
A pivotal part of Britain’s primary memorial to the Royal Air Force casualties of the Second World War has been restored to former glory by the CWGC in time for Remembrance Sunday.
NOVEMBER 2014: Please note that major renovation work is taking place at this cemetery. Over 700 headstones are being replaced and a further 800 will be realigned. The work is starting in plot 5 and will then continue with plots 4, 3 and 2 to finish with plot 1. Please be aware that during the works it might be difficult to access certain graves. All works should be finished by the end of December 2014. Should you encounter any problems then please contact our office in Ieper at firstname.lastname@example.org or phone + 3257223636.
Work on a new memorial will commence on January 2015 and will be finished at the end of March 2015. Work will also be taking place around the same time on the Canadian Building in both the reception area and to the staff working areas. We apologise for any inconvenience this might cause to visitors.