Welcome to the Commonwealth War Graves Commission
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.
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wish to support our work. If you wish to make a contribution, you
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‘It is fitting that the crowning stone of the work of our Imperial War Graves Commission should be laid in France; it is fitting that this the last of their Memorials should bear a tribute to the Armies of France as well as to our own; and it is most fitting that, in the shadow of this Memorial to our own Missing of the Somme, soldiers of France and the British Empire should lie side by side to remind all men, today and in the years to come, of our joint losses in the Great War, our common sacrifice of two and a half million of our finest manhood.’
HRH Edward the Prince of Wales
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"More densely sown with Australian sacrifice than any other
place on Earth." This was how Charles Bean, Australian war
correspondent and official historian, described Pozières.
Major renovation works will be carried out by the local commune
from 1 August until the end of November 2016 in the communal
The Commission's plot will remain accessible but entrance to the
cemetery will only be possible via the Groenestraat and not the
main entrance onBlekerijstraat.
Due to major tree surgery work currently taking place at this
cemetery, access to some areas will be temporarily restricted.
Please take extra care when entering the cemetery.