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
To commemorate the Centenary of the First World War, we're embarking on a social media project to encourage our supporters, visitors and staff to create a photographic record of remembrance.
UK Culture Secretary Sajid Javid visited the CWGC St. Symphorien Military Cemetery in Belgium ahead of the commemorative events on 4th August.
Renovation works will commence on the 18 June 2014 and will continue for over the next 3 months. The cemetery will not be accessible to visitors during this period.
Turf renovations have begun on part of the cemetery nearest the sea. The expected date of completion is mid-December. All memorials and graves shall be accessible although footing at certain times may be a bit muddy as there shall be no grass.