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.

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The CWGC is committed to commemorating the 1.7 million men and women of the Commonwealth who died during the world wars. Here are some of our most recent projects.

For the 75th anniversary of Victory over Japan (VJ) Day, this series of talks and events explores the contribution of British Commonwealth forces during the Far East campaign of the Second World War.

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Join us in an act of virtual remembrance and remember those Commonwealth men and women who made the ultimate sacrifice during both world wars.

This improved platform, designed using our new visual identity, has been created to make it easier than ever for you to explore the stories of the World Wars with us.

Join us every Thursday, live on Facebook, for the next in our range of online talks covering the work of the CWGC and our role in commemorating the 1.7 million Commonwealth war dead.

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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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Listen to The 1.7 Million stories of the CWGC

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Read the latest entry in the CWGC blog

Our blog takes you behind the scenes of the CWGC. Hear our stories from staff around the world.

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