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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"It is made sure that those who fought for our freedom are given the honour and dignity they deserve in death. I know that all the noble Lords will want to join me in giving the commission our thanks for everything that it does."
The Minister of State, Ministry of Defence - Earl Howe
The 2015 Tour de France begins on 5 July, The route of the 5th
stage, starting at the Arras Memorial on 8 July, has been
specifically designed to pay tribute to the fallen of World War
One, passing many battlefields as well as many of our sites.
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
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.
Construction of grandstands for 4000 seats will commence on the
5th July in preparation for the commemorative event on the 6th
August. immediately after the event and will take approximately 2-3
weeks. During this time the cemetery will be accessible but
visitors should be aware that this construction will be taking
place and it will have an effect on their visit. Visitors should
avoid entering any of the areas where construction is taking place
and respect the health & safety warning signs.