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.
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“Thiepval is an enduring reminder of the alliance between the British and French armies during the First World War. It is uniquely fitting place at which to mark the centenary of the Battle of the Somme”.
Air Chief Marshal Sir Joe French KCB CBE, Vice-Chairman of the Commonwealth War Graves Commission
Sergeant David Harkness BLAKEY MM of the 11th Battalion, the
Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers, was killed in action on 1 July 1916.
Almost 100 years after his death, he will be laid to rest in the
Commonwealth War Graves Commission Connaught Cemetery, Thiepval
near Albert, France.
Today marks the launch of the public ballot for tickets to
attend a national commemorative event to mark the centenary of the
Battle of the Somme.
Major renovation works are planned to take place at this
cemetery. For more detailed information please follow this link:
Major road works are currently being carried out in the street
where the cemetery is situated. Visitors are able to drive up
to the cemetery but it might at times be difficult. Visitors
can however easily get to the cemetery on foot. From the car
park at Brandhoek Military Cemetery it is a short walk to the
cemetery. The work is due to be finished at the end of October