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.
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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
Artist Paul Cummins and designer Tom Piper unveiled their incredible Poppies: Wave sculpture with CWGC Director General Victoria Wallace.
Four Canadian First World War soldiers found on former battlefields in France will be buried in CWGC cemeteries this week.
While Poppies: Wave is at the CWGC Plymouth Naval Memorial, access to a small number of panels on the memorial will be restricted. The panels affected are 64, 65, 66 and 67. If you are looking for a name on one of these panels, please speak with one of our volunteers for assistance.
During the construction of the Poppies: Wave sculpture at Plymouth Naval Memorial access to a small number of panels on the memorial will be restricted.
Maintenance work is being carried out at Liverpool Naval Memorial until 1 September. The area will be cordoned off to the general public, however the team onsite will be happy to let individuals in to the area with supervision to visit specific names.