Our objective is to make sure that our sites – from individual scattered graves to iconic cemeteries and memorials - are visited and explored as a permanent part of local heritage.

Our work is about people, the individual servicemen and women we commemorate and their families, the contemporary communities who live close to our sites today, and the supporters and volunteers who help us in our work.

We actively engage new audiences and find innovative ways to involve the whole community with our work – through education and outreach, voluntary activity, arts and heritage projects, local research and partnership working. We aim to increase local awareness of CWGC sites, particularly in the UK.

Family Day at Brookwood Military Cemetery

UK & Northern Area

We are building a local, community engagement infrastructure in and around the UK with your help.

Learn about our work in the area
International Community


We work with local people and volunteers, schools, universities and community organisations across the world,

learn about our work abroad
Image from Living Memory in partnership with Big Ideas Company


We support other organisation's projects through information, publicity and staff support, as well as developing our own.

learn about our Projects
Our Resources


Some of our resources include a Community Explorer Pack, school workbooks and  a Remembrance pack.

learn about our Resources


We wish to inspire and recognise volunteers from all over the UK. We are seeking support in letting communities know about our war graves. We do not ask for help in maintaining or cleaning sites, but to educate and inform people so that they know we are here. There are opportunities to volunteer at some of the Commission's key events this year.


To mark the centenary of the CWGC’s foundation by Royal Charter in 1917, an exhibition will be staged at CWGC Brookwood Military Cemetery near Woking, Surrey.

Poppies: wave

Poppies: WAVE will open at the CWGC Plymouth Naval Memorial later this year, specially presented by 14-18 NOW: WW1 Centenary Art Commissions.