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
On 14 March 2014, there will be a re-burial service for Private William McAleer and 19 unknown British soldiers of the First World War at Loos British Cemetery.
The CWGC is seeking the next of kin for 39 First World War servicemen buried in Lidzbark Warminski in northern Poland.
Please be aware – Vehicular access to this Cemetery is via a rough track with limited parking and turning space, thereafter it is a 300m walk to the cemetery entrance. The track is regularly used by large agricultural machinery and lorries.
Access to Lancashire Landings, Pink Farm & Twelve Tree Copse is not possible at this time. The road from Helles Memorial ( Seddulbahir village) to Alcitepe is currently undergoing reconstruction by the local authorities. Work is planned to be completed by 18th March.