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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.

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"It is made sure that those who fought for our freedom are given the honour and dignity they deserve in death. I know that all the noble Lords will want to join me in giving the commission our thanks for everything that it does."

The Minister of State, Ministry of Defence - Earl Howe

‘Thiepval Memorial Restoration’

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CWGC House of Lords debate

23/06/2015

The work of the Commonwealth War Graves Commission was discussed in the House of Lords last night.

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The Sinking of HMT Lancastria

17/06/2015

On 17 June 1940, the Lancastria - a Cunard liner which had been converted into a troopship - was at St Nazaire to embark servicemen and civilian refugees, including women and children, who were escaping from France.


Latest Cemetery Information

BELGIUM - AEROPLANE CEMETERY

Ammunition has been discovered at Aeroplane Cemetery, the cemetery is currently closed for safety reasons.

FRANCE - THIEPVAL MEMORIAL

RESTORATION OF THIEPVAL MEMORIAL BEGINS - RESTRICTED ACCESS FROM 1 JUNE TO 10 JULY 2015

From 1 June to 10 July 2015 public access to the Thiepval Memorial will be restricted while the Commonwealth War Graves Commission (CWGC) begins work on this historically important monument.

 

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