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Welcome to the CWGC

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.

 

CWGC WAR GRAVES WEEK 21st - 28th May 2022

War Graves Week is our annual awareness week that aims to encourage communities to come together and discover the World War heritage on their doorstep.

Many of the men and women who fought and died in the two world wars came from, and are today commemorated in, your local community – lying in cemeteries or named on memorials that were built, and are maintained to this day, by the CWGC – and we want you to learn more about them this War Graves Week.

DISCOVER THE WAR STORIES OF ORDINARY PEOPLE EXTRAORDINARY TIMES

SEE ALL WAR GRAVES WEEK 2022 EVENTS

 

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

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Click here to read more about Noor Inayat-Khan

With the help of the Girlguiding Association, the Commonwealth War Graves Foundation is telling the story of Noor Inayat-Khan. Visit Runnymede Memorial and explore our interactive exhibition.

Click here to read more about What does Remembrance mean to you?

Join the global conversation and tell us what #RemembranceIs to you.

Click here to read more about Explore the CWGC archive

Our archive contains over 60,000 items including personal correspondence, maintenance and tour reports, staff records, photographs and press cuttings. Explore our history today.

Our War Graves, Your History - The Work of CWGC
Current CWGC tours
Current CWGC tours

There is a wealth of world war history across the United Kingdom. From large CWGC war cemeteries and memorials to single headstones in remote churchyards, you're never far from one of our sites. For more information on our current tour programme please use the button below.

CWGC tour information

Take a Virtual Tour
of Kilchoman Military Cemetery

On the western coast of the Isle of Islay, this cemetery is one of the most remote in the UK.
Virtually visit Kilchoman Military Cemetery
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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.

Who does CWGC Commemorate?
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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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