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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 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.

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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


News Stories

Pause to remember at Portsmouth International Port


The CWGC has joined forces with Portsmouth International Port and Portsmouth City Council to host an exhibition inside the Portsmouth passenger terminal from 19 May 2014 until 19 June 2014.

Latest Cemetery Information

Ration Farm Military Cemetery

The entrance building will be closed to the public due to essential maintenance from early April 2014 until late April 2014. The service entrance can be used for visitors and directional signs will be will be in place.

Lonsdale Cemetery, Authuille

A part of the access path has been re-levelled & reseeded resulting in a better access into the cemetery. The neighbouring crops will be trimmed back as necessary to ensure safe access.

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