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.
An 18-month project to restore Thiepval Memorial, one of the Commission’s most iconic structures, is about to begin.
The famous Christmas Truce, exactly 100 years ago this Christmas, has always been linked with football. Take this opportunity to learn more about football during the two world wars with our Glory Days resource.
Road works will be carried out on the RD947 adjacent to the Indian Memoral at Neuve Chapelle. It has been indicated that this work will continue, in phases, until mid-January 2015. Access and parking will be maintained during this period, but please exercise caution when visiting the Memorial.
Please be informed that the access path has a deep hole - so be careful when you are walking as it is very dangerous. This problem should be fixed as soon as possible.