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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 154 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.

We are sometimes approached by members of the public who wish to support our work. If you wish to make a contribution, you can use our PayPal account below to do so.

Commemorating 141 Days


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The Battle of the

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“This new memorial, the latest to be constructed by the Commonwealth War Graves Commission, reaffirms our commitment to remember all those servicemen and women who died, no matter where or how they lost their lives.”

His Royal Highness The Duke of Kent, President of the Commonwealth War Graves Commission

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WW1 Soldier Buried With Full Honours


More than a century after he died, the remains of a British WW1 soldier have been reburied with full honours at the Commonwealth War Graves Commission Woburn Abbey Cemetery in France.

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CWGC Website


We are migrating our website and moving hosting provider this week.

Latest Cemetery Information


Major renovation works will be carried out by the local commune from 1 August until the end of November 2016 in the communal cemetery.

The Commission's plot will remain accessible but entrance to the cemetery will only be possible via the Groenestraat and not the main entrance on Blekerijstraat.


Due to essential maintenance currently taking place at this cemetery, access to some areas will be temporarily restricted.

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