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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.

We are sometimes approached by members of the public who wish to support our work. If you wish to make a contribution, you can use our PayPal account below to do so.


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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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Exhibition celebrating CWGC's first 100 years


To mark the centenary of the CWGC’s foundation by Royal Charter in 1917, a ground-breaking exhibition will be staged at CWGC Brookwood Military Cemetery near Woking, Surrey.

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Arras centenary marked at CWGC sites


On Sunday, events to mark the 100th anniversary of the Battles of Arras and Vimy Ridge were held at Commonwealth War Graves Commission (CWGC) cemeteries and memorials across northern France.

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Owing to the presence of a dangerously leaning tree on the adjoining property, access to the Cross of Sacrifice is unavailable until further notice.


The Queen's Room in the Canada Building is closed to visitors while we install the CWGC Centenary Exhibition, which opens to the public at 11am on Saturday 20 May.

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