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 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.
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.
Huge interest in the Centenary of the First World War and, more recently, Remembrance Day have resulted in an influx of more detailed requests for information coming into our Enquiries Team.
A pivotal part of Britain’s primary memorial to the Royal Air Force casualties of the Second World War has been restored to former glory by the CWGC in time for Remembrance Sunday.
The plot at Paddington Old Cemetery, will be renovated this winter. The grass and planting has been sprayed (killed off) to facilitate the upcoming work, which will be completed by the spring of 2015.
We will undertake essential work to rebuild the perimeter walls, starting on the 31 October 2014. Some minor restrictions will be made to cemetery access during the works – duration of project will be approx.11 weeks.