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.

Find War Dead

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 first volunteers have begun to help the Commonwealth War Graves Commission to maintain war graves in the UK as part of the Eyes On, Hands On project.

An appeal for relatives is a search to locate the next of kin for soldiers who fell in war. Could you be connected to any of these individuals?

An appeal for relatives is a search to locate the next of kin for soldiers who fell in war. Could you be connected to any of these individuals?

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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.

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Take a look behind the scenes of the CWGC in our Around the Commission Blog, featuring stories from across the globe.
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Explore History and Archives

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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