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
The CWGC has joined forces with Portsmouth International Port and Portsmouth City Council to host an exhibition inside the Portsmouth passenger terminal from 19 May 2014 until 19 June 2014.
On Monday 4 August 2014 the UK Government will commemorate the centenary of the outbreak of the First World War
The entrance building will be closed to the public due to essential maintenance from early April 2014 until late April 2014. The service entrance can be used for visitors and directional signs will be will be in place.
A part of the access path has been re-levelled & reseeded resulting in a better access into the cemetery. The neighbouring crops will be trimmed back as necessary to ensure safe access.