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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 154 countries across the world.

Our Register records details of Commonwealth war dead so that graves or names on memorials can be located.

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“Thiepval is an enduring reminder of the alliance between the British and French armies during the First World War. It is uniquely fitting place at which to mark the centenary of the Battle of the Somme”.

Air Chief Marshal Sir Joe French KCB CBE, Vice-Chairman of the Commonwealth War Graves Commission

‘2016 Somme Ballot’


News Stories

UK Government announces plans for battle of Jutland centenary


UK Government will be hosting commemorative events in the Orkney Islands.

The Culture Secretary today announced the Government's plans to commemorate the Battle of Jutland, which brought together the two most powerful naval forces in the largest naval battle of the First World War.


Latest Cemetery Information


From 16 November to the end of December 2015, road works will take place at the crossroad near Bayernwald. Croonaert Chapel Cemetery will therefore only be accessible via the Voormezelestraat through the village of Voormezele. Busses will not be allowed to drive up, because they will not be able to turn while the works are taking place.


Thiepval Memorial will be closed on 14th October for work to be carried out on the scaffolding.  Please note that the cemetery part remains fully open.

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