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Our Architecture


From the Menin Gate Memorial in Belgium and the Thiepval Memorial to the Missing in France 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 utmost respect.

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 Architects

Our Cemetery Design and Features

Our Work Today

Keeping Names Alive