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.

OUR WAR GRAVES, YOUR HISTORY

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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Discover more of our work

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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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Our archive contains over 10,000 items including personal correspondence, maintenance and tour reports, staff records, photographs and press cuttings. Explore our history today.

Our Work
BECOME A COMMONWEALTH WAR GRAVES FOUNDATION MEMBER TODAY

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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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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Caring for Our Sites

Learn about how we continue to maintain our sites in perpetuity through our Conservation Policies

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Find out how we're celebrating Commonwealth Day a Brookwood Military Cemetery this year.

Paying Tribute this Commonwealth Day