Latest News

18 April 2018

Which of these CWGC sites are you inspired to visit?

Today (18 April) is the International Day for Monuments and Sites, which aims to raise public awareness about the diversity and vulnerability of the world’s built monuments and heritage sites and the efforts required to protect and conserve them. We have asked the Commission’s conservation team to tell us about four of CWGC’s impressive, but lesser-known sites from around the world. Which one would you like to visit? Vote in our Twitter Poll.

Read More

17 April 2018

UK’s youth enrich visitor experience at war graves in France and Belgium

The first wave of 2018 CWGC Centenary Interns have arrived in France and Belgium, working with the Commission at some of the most important sites commemorating those who died in the two world wars.

Read More

16 April 2018

First World War Tommy visits new Commonwealth exhibition at Brookwood

As the Commonwealth Heads of Government meet in London to discuss the future of the historic union; the CWGC takes a look into the past with its new exhibition Brookwood: The Commonwealth Story – which will this week feature a poignant reminder of the sacrifice of communities from around the world.

Read More

12 April 2018

Burial and rededication services in April

The following burial and rededication services are due to be held at CWGC cemeteries this month.

Read More

10 April 2018

Watch the RAF100 Baton Relay arrive at CWGC Runnymede Memorial

Royal Air Force veterans and Air Cadets joined a poignant ceremony at the CWGC Runnymede Air Forces Memorial yesterday (Monday), as part of an international series of events marking the RAF’s 100th anniversary.

Read More

09 April 2018

9 facts about Operation Georgette

On 9 April 1918, the German Army launched the second attack of its spring offensive. Here are nine things you need to know about the attack.

Read More

Upcoming Events

Rededication service for Private Cecil Henry Burns and Driver Henry Martin Comerford

21 April 2018, 14:00

A rededication service will be held at CWGC Menin Road South Military Cemetery in Ieper, Belgium, at 2pm for Private Cecil Henry Burns, of 46th Battalion Australian Imperial Force, and Driver Henry Martin Comerford, of 5th Field Artillery Brigade, Australian Imperial Force.

Menin Road South Military Cemetery

New Zealand ANZAC Dawn Service

22 April 2018, 06:00 - 07:00

The service at Le Quesnoy Communal Cemetery Extension will remember the sacrifice made by New Zealand soldiers who served in this region during the First World War. Members of the public are welcome to attend.

Le Quesnoy Communal Cemetery Extension

Zeebrugge commemorations

22 April 2018, 09:00

Ecumenical church service at the St. Donaas Church followed by ceremony and wreath laying service at Zeebruge Churchyard.

Zeebrugge Churchyard and Memorial

Key events

CWGC joins forces with Shrouds of the Somme to launch First World War legacy project

In collaboration with Shrouds of the Somme, the Commission is gathering stories and images for the more than 72,000 casualties commemorated on the CWGC Thiepval Memorial, as part of a major project commemorating Armistice Day in 2018.

Centenary events round up

Centenary events

To mark the centenary of the CWGC's foundation by Royal Charter in 1917, the Commission has staged and participated in a number of events and projects.

Latest Social Media