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