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Welcome to the Commonwealth War Graves Commission website!

We commemorate the 1.7 million 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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“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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Commemoration Service - Belgium

28/03/2017

A Service of Commemoration will be held for the crew members of Lancaster NN775 of 514 Squadron on 28 April 2017 at Heverlee War Cemetery, Belgium.


Latest Cemetery Information

BELGIUM - YPRES TOWN CEMETERY EXTENSION

Due to renovation work to the boundary wall at this cemetery, we have temporarily removed the Special Memorial headstones 1 – 13 located to the left hand side of the cemetery. The headstones will be reinstated by the end of April 2017.

BELGIUM - RAMPARTS CEMETERY, LILLE GATE

Due to horticultural works near the entrance gate, all visitors must access the cemetery via the disabled access gate to the left hand side of the cemetery. The main gate will reopen by the end of April.

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