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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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"It is made sure that those who fought for our freedom are given the honour and dignity they deserve in death. I know that all the noble Lords will want to join me in giving the commission our thanks for everything that it does."

The Minister of State, Ministry of Defence - Earl Howe

‘Thiepval Memorial Restoration’

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Thiepval Memorial to be restored

30/06/2015

The CWGC announces plans for a major restoration programme for the Thiepval Memorial ahead of the 100th anniversary commemorations of the Battle of the Somme in July 2016.


Latest Cemetery Information

FRANCE - THIEPVAL MEMORIAL

RESTORATION OF THIEPVAL MEMORIAL BEGINS - RESTRICTED ACCESS FROM 1 JUNE TO 10 JULY 2015

From 1 June to 10 July 2015 public access to the Thiepval Memorial will be restricted while the Commonwealth War Graves Commission (CWGC) begins work on this historically important monument.

 

TURKEY - LONE PINE CEMETERY

Construction of grandstands for 4000 seats will commence on the 5th July in preparation for the commemorative event on the 6th August. immediately after the event and will take approximately 2-3 weeks. During this time the cemetery will be accessible but visitors should be aware that this construction will be taking place and it will have an effect on their visit. Visitors should avoid entering any of the areas where construction is taking place and respect the health & safety warning signs.

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