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.
Our work commemorates the war dead, from building and maintaining our cemeteries and memorials at 23,000 locations in more than 150 countries to preservation of our extensive records and archives. Our values and aims, laid out in 1917, are as relevant now as they were 100 years ago.
History of the CWGC
The Commonwealth War Graves Commission owes its existence to the vision and determination of one man - Sir Fabian Ware.About our history
The Corporate Plan is our main strategic planning document. It provides a framework for the delivery of the obligations described in our Royal Charter.About Our Vision
How We Are Funded
Partner governments of the Commonwealth nations share the cost of the Commission's work proportionately to the number of their graves.About our funding
Our Commissioners are appointed for a term of four years with the option of being extended for a further four years. HRH The Duke Of Kent is President.About Our Commissioners
We employ staff across a wide range of disciplines, divided into three main categories: horticulture, structural maintenance and office based.About our jobs