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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Our casualty database contains information about the 1.7 million men and women of the Commonwealth forces who died during the two world wars.Find war dead
This year, 6 June marks the 75th Anniversary of Operation Overlord and the D-Day landings of Allied forces in Normandy. The Commonwealth War Graves Commission (CWGC) is working with the Royal British Legion (RBL), the UK Government and other key stakeholders on a series of commemorations in Portsmouth and Normandy to commemorate this important anniversary.
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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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
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.
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