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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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CWGC Marks Battle Of Arnhem Anniversary


The Commonwealth War Graves Commission (CWGC) is helping to bring war-time history to life with the launch of 21st century signage at CWGC Arnhem Oosterbeek War Cemetery in the Netherlands.

Latest Cemetery Information

Lala Baba Cemetery, Turkey

During September the access track leading to Lala Baba Road cemetery will be repaired. The CWGC will also be carrying out horticultural renovation work in the cemetery. Access will still be possible.

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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