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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.

Centenary Commemorations

The Battle of

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The Battle of the

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“This memorial cross, standing here exposed to the rigours of the climate and keeping solitary watch over this historic scene, appeals strongly to the imagination and recalls in a very vivid manner the silent, unceasing and arduous work of the Navy during the war.”

Surgeon Rear-Admiral Sir William Watson Cheyne, Bart., K.C.M.G., Lord Lieutenant of Orkney and Shetland, from his speech given at the Unveiling of the War Cross at Lyness Naval Cemetery, 29th September 1925

‘The Battle of Jutland’


Latest Cemetery Information


A new irrigation system is currently being installed at Jerusalem War Cemetery which involves major digging around the area. The cemetery is still accessible but the works may cause disruption during visits. The works are due to be completed at the end of May.


The cemetery will have restricted access until the end of July due to turf replacement works.

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