Noor Khan and Runnymede memorial

Noor Inayat-Khan: A woman of conspicuous courage

Armed with false papers and a pistol, Noor became the first woman radio operator to be sent to Nazi–occupied France. Noor was an unlikely candidate to engage in espionage in the Second World War, but she did so with a “steely strength of will”. Her legacy lives on at Runnymede Air Forces Memorial. Find out about more about how the CWGF is remembering Noor’s incredible story here.

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Legacy of Liberation

2019 marks 75 years since some of the key moments of the Second World War. From the mountains of Manipur to Monte Cassino, and from Normandy to the Netherlands, the CWGC’s cemeteries and memorials are vivid reminders of the conflict and those who lost their lives. Discover the Legacy of Liberation with the CWGC by sharing your story on our sound archive, listening to our podcast and discovering more about the history behind our incredible sites.

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Aftermath tells the incredible story of what happened after the First World War and the CWGC’s role during that period – how, as the guns fell silent, our work began in earnest and how that work is still a vital component in our ongoing remembrance of the war dead.

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The CWGC Experience courtyard


An extraordinary organisation, an extraordinary experience. The CWGC Experience will give visitors an up close and intimate look behind the scenes at the teams who still work painstakingly to care for the fallen. Opening Summer 2019.

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Visit CWGC in Malta

CWGC recently launched its new heritage tourism initiative at Imtarfa Military Cemetery. The new initiative encourages locals and tourists to visit Malta’s war grave cemeteries and honour the people who fell in the two World Wars.

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Lest we forget

Lest We Forget

Lest We Forget was a National Lottery Heritage Funded project in collaboration with the University of Oxford to create a digital archive of the First World War artefacts stored in bedrooms and attics across the UK. Members of the public from across the country brought their family heirlooms to collection days to be digitised and included in this project.

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Brookwood: The Commonwealth Story exhibition at Brookwood Military Cemetery

Brookwood: The Commonwealth Story

A new exhibition at Brookwood Military Cemetery provides a fascinating insight into the contribution and loss of communities from around the world, who served during the World Wars.

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Stories from Malta

Malta and its people have a rich and fascinating history, and here you can read the incredible stories of some the amazing people we commemorate.

Through the collation of photographs and details of the lives of the casualties, CWGC humanises the names of those commemorated at our sites across Malta. We hope to help future generations discover and cherish the stories of those who gave their today for our tomorrow.

If you have any information regarding individuals commemorated by the CWGC in Malta, you can click here to upload your own story.

Latest News

The Commission wishes to make contact with the next of kin of the following casualties buried in Brentford and Chiswick (St. Lawrence) Burial Ground:

The Commonwealth War Graves Foundation (CWGF) aims to engage and educate people - especially the young - with the work of the Commonwealth War Graves Commission (CWGC), and the stories of the men and women who died whilst fighting oppression, extremism and intolerance in the two World Wars.

Decades after the creation of this unique Canadian war memorial, the Commonwealth War Graves Commission pays tribute to Canada’s war dead around the world.