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
Wayne (Harry) Harrod, a CWGC gardener who cares for war graves at a military cemetery in Cambridge, has been selected as a non-traveling reserve to represent Great Britain in cycling at this year’s Invictus Games.
The CWGC, along with veterans’ charity Glen Art, and the Wilfred Owen Association, have teamed up to create an incredibly poignant garden for this year’s Gardening Scotland (June 2 to 4) to commemorate the CWGC’s centenary and that of Wilfred Owen’s stay at Craiglockhart in Edinburgh in 1917.
De Cusine Ravine British Cemetery, Basseux. There have been some acts of vandalism at De Cusine Ravine British Cemetery, which have damaged headstones and the retaining wall. CWGC teams are working to repair the damage caused as quickly as possible.
Due to the construction of the metro through the top of the area, the cemetery is currently only accessible via a small footbridge.