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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Find War Dead

Our casualty database contains information about the 1.7 million men and women of the Commonwealth forces who died during the two world wars.

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Find Cemeteries and Memorials

Find Cemeteries & Memorials

Our cemetery database contains various information on cemeteries and memorials at 23,000 locations, in more than 150 countries.

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Latest News

The International Day of Monuments and Sites is a celebration of cultural heritage and its affect on the environment. We take a look at some of the Commonwealth War Graves Commission (CWGC) cemeteries and memorials and the effects the environment had on their design.

The 6 June 2019 marks the 75th anniversary of the D-Day Landings – one of the most remarkable Allied wartime operations.

An appeal for relatives is a search to locate the next of kin for soldiers who fell in war. Could you be connected to this Soldier?

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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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World Wars

The World Wars

The First and Second World Wars were global conflicts which caused the deaths of millions of men and women and shaped our world.

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Architecture & Horticulture

Caring for Sites

From the start, architects worked closely with the Commission's horticultural staff to produce designs suited to the variety of climates and terrains of our cemeteries.

Public Engagement

Our Community Teams work with schools and local groups to raise the profile of the Commission’s work using innovative ways to involve the public.

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