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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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Commemorating 141 Days


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The Battle of the

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“This new memorial, the latest to be constructed by the Commonwealth War Graves Commission, reaffirms our commitment to remember all those servicemen and women who died, no matter where or how they lost their lives.”

His Royal Highness The Duke of Kent, President of the Commonwealth War Graves Commission

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Lascar seamen commemorated with new headstones


A special service was held at Margate Cemetery, Kent today, November 30, to honour two Lascar Seamen who died upon “S.S. Matra”, which sank on November 13, 1939, after hitting a German underwater mine.

Latest Cemetery Information


Sections of the World War Two Sunken Garden at the Tower Hill Memorial will be closed from November 22nd until mid-February for maintenance work. Access will be restricted at times and visitors are asked to follow signposted routes.


From 7 November until 31 December, there are major works to replace the paving around the entrances to this site. Visitors may have to use a temporary access point to gain entrance to the cemetery.

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