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
More than 800 family stories from the First World War have been preserved for future generations to share in a digital archive, created by the Commonwealth War Graves Foundation and the University of Oxford. Following a series of roadshows and community-led events, the free-to-access Lest We Forget online archive will preserve a snapshot what life was like for the wartime generation.
The Commonwealth War Graves Foundation (CWGF) is delighted to announce today that it has secured a £60,000 grant from Biffa Award in connection with the Association of Independent Museums. The grant, which is part of the History Makers programme, will enable the CWGF to develop a digital exhibition for the Commonwealth War Graves Commission’s Runnymede Air Forces Memorial.
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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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