Commemorating The Fallen

The Commonwealth War Graves Commission (CWGC) honours the 1.7 million men and women of the Commonwealth forces who died in the First and Second World Wars, and ensures they will never be forgotten.

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Find War Dead

Our casualty database contains information about the 1.7 million men and women of the Commonwealth forces who died during the two world wars.

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Find Cemeteries and Memorials

Find Cemeteries & Memorials

Our cemetery database contains various information on cemeteries and memorials at 23,000 locations, in more than 150 countries.

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Latest News

The Commission wishes to make contact with the next of kin of the following casualties buried in Brentford and Chiswick (St. Lawrence) Burial Ground:

The Commonwealth War Graves Foundation (CWGF) aims to engage and educate people - especially the young - with the work of the Commonwealth War Graves Commission (CWGC), and the stories of the men and women who died whilst fighting oppression, extremism and intolerance in the two World Wars.

Decades after the creation of this unique Canadian war memorial, the Commonwealth War Graves Commission pays tribute to Canada’s war dead around the world.

THIEPVAL MEMORIAL – RESTORATION

The second phase of a major restoration project at the Thiepval Memorial to the Missing, France, was due to start mid-May 2020 – however due to the restrictions in place due to Covid-19 this work has been postponed to early-2021 and is scheduled to end in May 2022.

During these essential works, access to the memorial will not be possible, but CWGC will be providing innovative new ways of exploring the site through a ground-breaking digital exhibition.

Percy Fricker Malta

Malta

The island of Malta played an important role in both world wars. Today, CWGC continues to care of the casualties left behind. Find out more about the work of the Commission and the people that make it happen.

CWGF

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The Commonwealth War Graves Foundation (CWGF) is a charitable foundation that highlights the work of the Commonwealth War Graves Commission (CWGC) by telling the stories of the 1.7m people the CWGC commemorates.

Our blog: Meeting the Greatest Generation

In 2019, as part of our Legacy of Liberation campaign, the CWGC began creating an audio archive of the stories of the Second World War told by the veterans who fought across the world. As we continue this work into 2020, our Project Coordinator Kirsty Mills shares a few of the stories that mean the most to her ahead of the upcoming D-Day anniversary.
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First World War

First World War

The war began in August 1914 as a conflict between European powers, but soon engulfed the world, resulting in millions of deaths before the Armistice of 1918.

Second World War

Second World War

The war began in Europe in September 1939 as a conflict between Nazi Germany and the European democracies, but soon spread to engulf the world.

Archives

CWGC Archive

For practical purposes, the archive collection has been split into two sections: The Commission Archive and The Casualty Archive.

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Architecture & Horticulture

Caring for Sites

From the start, architects worked closely with the Commission's horticultural staff to produce designs suited to the variety of climates and terrains of our cemeteries.

Public Engagement

Our Community Teams work with schools and local groups to raise the profile of the Commission’s work using innovative ways to involve the public.

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