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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

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News Stories

Daughter of Ambon War Cemetery creator attends ceremony marking 75 years since the Battle of Ambon


The daughter of an Australian Second World War veteran has attended a special service of commemoration at the Ambon War Cemetery, Indonesia, which her father built 50 years ago.  The ceremony involved the rededication of the cemetery and memorial by the Commonwealth War Graves Commission to mark the 75th anniversary of the fall of Ambon to Japanese forces on February 3, 1942.

Latest Cemetery Information


Renovation works to the chapels at the entrance are ongoing and will last until April 2017. Access to the cemetery is possible via the service entrance where a temporary register box has been installed.


Ongoing major works are being undertaken at this site as a new irrigation system is fitted. Completion has been delayed due to extreme winter conditions. Visitors are advised to take extra care and to take notice of warning signs and taped off areas. Parts of the cemetery may be inaccessible at various times.

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