Latest News

04 February 2019

Appeal for relatives - February 2019

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

Read More

02 February 2019

Bradford residents take part in national campaign to preserve First World War memories

Members of the public brought in their First World War artefacts to Bradford City Hall to be digitised to create an online archive, as part of a national campaign.

Read More

30 January 2019

Commission thanks mouth artist for fundraising efforts

The Commonwealth War Graves Commission has thanked mouth artist Keith Jansz after proceeds from one of his paintings raised £640 for the Commonwealth War Graves Foundation.

Read More

28 January 2019

Appeal for relatives - January 2019

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

Read More

28 January 2019

Lest We Forget Gosport Roadshow

Do you have any items related to the First World War? Would you like to share and preserve these objects and stories for future generations?

Read More

24 January 2019

Commission quickly cleans Canada Memorial vandalism

The Commonwealth War Graves Commission has quickly completed work to restore the Canada Memorial in Green Park, London, after it was vandalised on Monday.

Read More

Upcoming Events

Portsmouth Digital Collection Day

, 20 February 2019, 10:00 - 16:00

Do you have any items related to the First World War? Would you like to share and preserve these objects and stories for future generations? Bring your diaries, letters, photographs, memoirs, objects or stories about your family’s experience in the war to Portsmouth High School to be recorded and added to our freely-available, online archive.

Portsmouth High School

Stonehaven Digital Collection Day

, 23 February 2019, 10.00 - 12:00

Do you have any items related to the First World War? Would you like to share and preserve these objects and stories for future generations? Bring your diaries, letters, photographs, memoirs, objects or stories about your family’s experience in the war to the Mackie Academy to be recorded and added to our freely-available, online archive.

Mackie Academy, Slug Road, Stonehaven, AB39 3DF

Buckinghamshire Digital Collection Day

, 23 February 2019, 10:00 - 12:00

Do you have any items related to the First World War? Would you like to share and preserve these objects and stories for future generations? Bring your diaries, letters, photographs, memoirs, objects or stories about your family’s experience in the war to the Lee Parish Hall to be recorded and added to our freely-available, online archive.

The Lee Parish Hall, Great Missenden, Bucks, HP16 9NB

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