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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.

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.

Commemorating 141 Days


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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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Rededication Service in Germany


A Rededication service will be held at 10:00 hours on Tuesday 13 September at Rheinberg War Cemetery, Germany, for Sgt Arthur Pulman, 207 Squadron, Royal Air Force.

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Rededication Service in Netherlands


A Rededication Service for six soldiers of The Border Regiment, killed in September 1944 during Operation Market Garden, will take place on Wednesday 14 September 2016 at 11:00am at Arnhem Oosterbeek War Cemetery.

Latest Cemetery Information


We will be undertaking work on the entrance gates from Monday 22nd of August for 2 week period. Visitors are advised to take extra care when entering and leaving the cemetery during this period.


March 2016 - Work on the new Sir John Monash Centre, to be located at the Australian National Memorial site near Villers-Bretonneux in France, commenced in January 2016 and will continue through to the official opening in April 2018. During this period, there may be short periods of disruption to visitors at the site and adjacent Commonwealth War Graves Commission (CWGC) Villers-Bretonneux Military cemetery.

As part of the works we have just been informed that as from Monday, 16 May for at least 6 months the car park will be closed at this site. Visitors will be directed to use the temporary car park on the other side of the Australian National Memorial. Disabled car park facilities will also be provided at weekends and outside working hours when the CWGC service entrance is closed. To add, the bus turning area on the south side of the site will remain accessible throughout the works.

Contract works to install the new paving at the Memorial will commence from 9 August - 20 October.

While safety zones will be established, visitors will still have full access to the Memorial.

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