Welcome to the CWGC

We honour and care for the 1.7 million 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.

Our War Graves, Your History

Discover the wealth of CWGC locations across Great Britain, and find out how you can get involved with our War Graves Week

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Find out about War Graves Week, our week-long event that'll shine a light on the work we do, and find out how you can get involved with our wildflower growing contest.

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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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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.

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

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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.

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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

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Listen to The 1.7 Million stories of the CWGC

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Read the latest entry in the CWGC blog

Gail Anderson, from the ABMC, tells the story of the American cemetery nestled in sunny Surrey.

Why are there American World War Soldiers buried in Surrey?