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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.

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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.

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MORLEY (ST. MARY IN THE WOOD) CONGREGATIONAL CHAPELYARD

The church within the chapelyard has been severely damaged by fire and demolition has been planned. The memorial to casualty CW FOSTER, a 6' Granite Column, is well away from the damaged church however, access is denied and the site is closed to the public.

THORP METHODIST CHAPELYARD, IDLE

Please note the above site is currently inaccessible for all staff and visitors due to renovation work being carried out on the church and its surrounds.

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