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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.

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Commemorating 141 Days

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The Battle of the

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“This memorial cross, standing here exposed to the rigours of the climate and keeping solitary watch over this historic scene, appeals strongly to the imagination and recalls in a very vivid manner the silent, unceasing and arduous work of the Navy during the war.”

Surgeon Rear-Admiral Sir William Watson Cheyne, Bart., K.C.M.G., Lord Lieutenant of Orkney and Shetland, from his speech given at the Unveiling of the War Cross at Lyness Naval Cemetery, 29th September 1925

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URGENT THIEPVAL INFORMATION - PLEASE NOTE

24/06/2016

Somme 100 Commemorations - Access Restrictions at Thiepval

Members of the public are asked to note that from Monday 27 June until Sunday 3 July it will not be possible to access the Thiepval Memorial in France.


Latest Cemetery Information

FRANCE - ZOUAVE VALLEY CEMETERY, SOUCHEZ

Please note that until further notice the following sites are currently inaccessible due to flooding.

FRANCE - BOIS-DE-NOULETTE BRITISH CEMETERY, AIX-NOULETTE

Please note that until further notice the following sites are currently inaccessible due to flooding.

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