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Welcome to the CWGC

Welcome to the CWGC

We honour and care for the men and women of the Commonwealth forces who died in the First and Second World Wars, ensuring they will never be forgotten.


A summer of discovery with the CWGC

Whether you are searching for a relative or are interested in the world war history in your area, here are some ideas to help your search this summer.

Discover what's going on with our events and apps

Are casualties from the World Wars still found?

Discover more about our Grave Recovery team, what happens when a world war casualty is found and the process behind identifying them

Find out about discovering and reburying the war dead

Discover more of our work

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Explore our bitesize guides, designed to help you research an individual who died in the First World War.

Find out how to start researching
Click here to read more about Noor Inayat-Khan

With the help of the Girlguiding Association, the Commonwealth War Graves Foundation is telling the story of Noor Inayat-Khan. Visit Runnymede Memorial and explore our interactive exhibition.

Click here to read more about What does Remembrance mean to you?

Join the global conversation and tell us what #RemembranceIs to you.

Click here to read more about Explore the CWGC archive

Our archive contains over 60,000 items including personal correspondence, maintenance and tour reports, staff records, photographs and press cuttings. Explore our history today.

Our War Graves, Your History - The Work of CWGC

Take a Virtual Tour
of Kilchoman Military Cemetery

On the western coast of the Isle of Islay, this cemetery is one of the most remote in the UK.
Virtually visit Kilchoman Military Cemetery


From large CWGC war cemeteries and WW1 war memorials to single headstones in remote churchyards, you're never far from one of our sites.
For more information on our current tour programme please use the button below.

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Who does CWGC Commemorate?

View our Eligibility policy and find out about our Commemorations team and the work they do in finding, identifying and recording the casualties we commemorate.

Who does CWGC Commemorate?
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Caring for Our Sites

Learn about how we continue to maintain our sites in perpetuity through our Conservation Policies

Caring for Our Sites
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Sign up to our mailing list to get regular updates on our work around the world.

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