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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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Lighting Up The Western Front


An inspirational project to light up the First World War front line across Belgium, will take place between 7.00pm and 8.30pm on Friday 17 October.

Latest Cemetery Information

Portianos Military Cemetery

The cemetery is currently undergoing a complete pedestal renovation. Access is possible only during the hours of 8am to 4pm when the contractor is onsite. The cemetery is inaccessible outside of these hours due to safety reasons. Works are scheduled for completion end of November. We apologise for any inconvenience caused during this time.

Brandhoek New Military Cemetery

August 2014 - Major road works are currently being carried out in the surroundings of this cemetery. It might at times be very difficult to get to the site. Please follow the indicated road diversion signs.

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