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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.

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I have many times asked myself whether there can be more potent advocates of peace upon earth through the years to come than this massed multitude of silent witnesses to the desolation of war.!

King George V, Flanders, 1922.

‘Gallipoli 1915’


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Canadian casualties reinterred


Eight First World War casualties of the Canadian Infantry will be re-buried in France on 13 May, with five positively identified following anthropological and historical research. 

Latest Cemetery Information


The province of West-Flanders is currently carrying out major renovations works at this site. The works will involve improvements to pathways by the creation of raised wooden walkways. It is intended that these will make passage easier for visitors and will help protect the site from foot fall damage. In addition a new car park will be constructed and a viewing area will be created on the present parking area. Access to the site might be limited at times during the works for which we apologise. All works are due to be completed by the end of April 2015. Detailed information on the works is explained on a panel which is in position on site.


Essential maintenance on the Cross of Sacrifice will be carried out for 8 weeks. Access for the public to the above site may be restricted from time to time during the demolition of the old Cross and the installation of the new Cross.

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