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. Funded by six Member Governments, our work began with building, and now maintaining, cemeteries at 23,000 locations all over the world.


From iconic memorials to your local churchyard, there is unique heritage to explore across Great Britain. No matter where you live, there will be a Commonwealth war grave or memorial near you.

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Have you planted your seeds for War Graves Week? Discover how you can get involved in our competition and events across Great Britain. Find out how you can leave a tribute at one of our sites.

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Report of the Special Committee to Review Historical Inequalities in Commemoration

In December 2019, the Commonwealth War Graves Commission appointed a Special Committee to probe the early history of the Imperial War Graves Commission to identify inequalities in the way the organisation commemorated the dead of the British Empire from the two world wars.

Where such inequalities were identified, it was asked to produce a set of recommendations that might assist and guide the present-day CWGC in responding to them.

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Find out more about our CWGC Tributes. Order a physical tribute and place it at one of our sites, or leave a digital message on our Wall of Remembrance.

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Click here to read more about ‘How to research…’ Guides – The First World War

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

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From helping our Archives team maintain our records to giving talks to schools and community groups, our volunteers help ensure that our history remains relevant to future generations.

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Install the CWGC app to quickly and easily find a nearby cemetery or memorial.

Our Work

As a CWGF member, you'll help keep their stories alive for future generations

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Keep up to date, sign up to the CWGC Newsletter

Sign up to our mailing list to get regular update on our work around the world.

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Read more about Who does CWGC Commemorate?
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.

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Read more about Caring for Our Sites
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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Read the latest entry in the CWGC blog

See some of our favourite photos of CWGC cemeteries in springtime.

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