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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“He is not missing: he is here!”
From speech at the inauguration of The Menin Gate Memorial to the Missing 24 July, 1927 by Field Marshal Lord Plumer.
The public will be invited to the Thiepval Memorial in France on
1 July 2016 to mark the centenary of the Battle of the Somme, the
United Kingdom Culture Secretary John Whittingdale announced
The Commission intends to carry out work on a number of the war
graves in the United Kingdom.
On the 9 July from 1600hrs to 2100hrs the Menin Gate
will not be accessible due to the ceremony marking the 30,000th
sounding of the last post.
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.