The aim of the CWGC archive is to collect, manage and preserve materials which document the history of the organisation, the individuals we commemorate, the cemeteries and memorials we maintain, and to make such records accessible to the public. The archive collection is split into two sections: The Commission Archive and The Casualty Archive. 

In the light of travel restrictions and other measures to limit the spread of Coronavirus (Covid-19), our archive is currently closed to members of the public for the foreseeable future. It will reopen when it is safe and appropriate to do so. We apologise for any inconvenience caused.

The Commission Archive The Casualty Archive

Visiting us

We welcome visitors to the archive, and encourage and support the use of our archive collection. The archive is based at the CWGC Head Office in Maidenhead, Berkshire, and is open to researchers and the general public by appointment.

The archive is open Monday – Friday, 10am – 4.30pm.

We do ask that you notify us in advance of your intention to visit the archive, which will ensure that we can book a suitable appointment for you and have all of the records you wish to consult available.

Please note that while we are able to answer some enquiries relating to the archives ourselves, we are unable to undertake extensive research on your behalf.

You can request an appointment by contacting us via: