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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.

We are sometimes approached by members of the public who wish to support our work. If you wish to make a contribution, you can use our PayPal account below to do so.

“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

‘2016 Somme Ballot’


Latest Cemetery Information

A.I.F. Burial Ground, Flers

Heavy rainfall has caused some flooding at the front of, and inside, A.I.F. Burial Ground, Flers. A significant amount of mud from the neighboring fields still has to be cleared away. Please be aware that access will be difficult and it may be better to visit at a later date.


Major renovation works are planned to take place at this cemetery. For more detailed information please read the Essex Farm project plan.

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