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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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The Battle of the

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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

‘Somme companion available now’


News Stories

Tottenham Hotspur supports CWGCs Living Memory Project


Tottenham Hotspur midfielder, Mousa Dembélé, joined local primary school students, members of the community and the Club’s Supporters’ Trust at an event held at the CWGC war grave plot in Tottenham Cemetery on Wednesday, October 19. The event was in support of the CWGC Living Memory Project.

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CWGC Living Memory and The FA


The FA and the Commonwealth War Graves Commission (CWGC) Living Memory Project are working together this November to invite every level of football from the County FAs upwards to come together and remember all those buried in CWGC graves in the UK to mark the centenary of The Battle of the Somme.

Latest Cemetery Information


There will be no public access to the memorial on Friday 18th November between 09:00 and 16:00 due to a private event. We apologise for any inconvenience.


We have been informed that some visitors have experienced intimidating behaviour from a local resident when visiting this site. The access track is a public right of way, please do not park on verges or cut across the fields which are private land or block any of the tracks.

Should you encounter any problems, we recommend you leave at once and file a formal complaint:
• Contact the local police (Gendarmerie) at Beaumetz-lès-Loges, tel  +33 3 21 55 22 17
• e-mail the town hall of Serre-les-Puisieux at or
• Make a statement at your local police station and send a copy to the British Embassy, 35 rue du Faubourg St-Honoré, 75383 Paris Cedex 08
or via email who will then forward it to the local authorities.

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