From the Menin Gate and the Thiepval Memorial to India Gate in
Delhi and the Helles Memorial in Turkey, the Commission tends some
of the most iconic architectural structures in the world.
From tiny cemeteries containing just a handful of graves to Tyne
Cot Cemetery in Belgium with over 11,000 burials, the Commission
ensures the memory of all those who perished is preserved with
The architects who worked for the Commission in the early years
were given freedom to interpret their ideas in response to the
First World War within the parameters of simple guidelines.
The result was some of the most original and moving
architecture. Many of these now stand as landmarks on the
sites of former battlefields, a physical manifestation of the
history of two world wars.
We are proud of our architectural heritage and have a full
programme of work that helps to keep its structure and integrity up
to the highest standards.
Our Cemetery Design and