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
It is exactly 100 years ago these days (21-23 August 2014) that the First World War broke out. Many of the first casualties are buried at St. Symphorien Military Cemetery in Belgium. This small tour tells you all about this remarkable place's main features.
Two British soldiers who died during the First World War and three British soldiers who died during the Second World War will be buried with full military honours in France on 27 and 28 August 2014.
During September the access track leading to Lala Baba Road cemetery will be repaired. The CWGC will also be carrying out horticultural renovation work in the cemetery. Access will still be possible.
August 2014 - Major road works are currently being carried out in the surroundings of this cemetery. It might at times be very difficult to get to the site. Please follow the indicated road diversion signs.