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 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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wish to support our work. If you wish to make a contribution, you
can use our PayPal account below to do so.
‘Thus everything here seems to bring us to worship and to remembrance on this table-land of Thiepval; yesterday a vast charnel house, today a place of pilgrimage and meditation, where the souls of those who perished hover’
Address of the President of The French Republic, Albert François Lebrun, at the unveiling of the Thiepval Memorial to the Missing of the Somme, 1 August 1932.
We wish to make contact with any family members of the
casualties concerned. Please click here to view a list of the
war graves in question.
CWGC are appealing for relatives of Private John Kenneth McLean
and Private John Royston.
Following storm damage to the war graves plot at Pembroke Dock
Military Cemetery, the Commonwealth War Graves Commission has
contacted its maintenance contractor who will be temporally
closing the site and the area around the fallen tree to allow it to
be removed and the turf area reinstated.
Our Regional Supervisor will be on site tomorrow, meeting with
site representatives to assess damage to headstones and organise
action as appropriate. We will restore the graves as soon as we
Severe storm during the weekend of 28-29 November have caused a
tree to collapse on a section of Schoonselhof Cemetery.
Fortunately, no headstones have been damaged and the tree will
be removed by the local authorities by the end of this week.