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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 153 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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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

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Reburials France


Two British soldiers who died during the First World War and three British soldiers who died during the Second World War will be buried with full military honours in France on 27 and 28 August 2014.

Latest Cemetery Information

Barenthal Military Cemetery

Renovation works to the boundary wall will take place from 18 August 2014 until 31 October 2014. Visitors are advised that some areas of the cemetery will be restricted during this period. We apologies for any inconvenience caused during this time.

East Mudros Military Cemetery

Renovation works will commence on the 18 June 2014 and will continue for over the next 3 months. The cemetery will not be accessible to visitors during this period.

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