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Discover the cemeteries and memorials of the CWGC in your local area, learn about our work across Great Britain, and remember the servicemen and women who died during the world wars and are now buried or commemorated on your doorstep.

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Our War Graves Your History

Whether you are looking to remember those who fell in the two world wars, immerse yourself in the history or delve into our remarkable heritage, you’ve come to the right place.

Explore our work across Great Britain

We commemorate over 300,000 British and Commonwealth service personnel at more than 12,000 locations. Discover the history on your doorstep.

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Click here to read more about Find cemeteries and memorials on your doorstep

Use our interactive map to explore war graves and memorials across Great Britain, meet our dedicated teams and get involved.

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Everything you need to know about the CWGC's work across Great Britain.

Click here to read more about War Graves Week 2022 - A week to remember

Running from the 21-28 May 2022, war graves week will shine a light on our work and the people who keep Remembrance of our war dead alive.

Explaining our Icons

Our sites in Great Britain fit into one of four categories, find out more about them below.

This icon denotes a large cemetery.  

These cemeteries have a large number of war graves. Some are standalone CWGC cemeteries, such as Lyness Royal Naval Cemetery, but all have war graves organised in large plots or sections, like you will find at Cambridge City Cemetery. Large cemeteries have CWGC features including the Cross of Sacrifice and Stone of Remembrance.

There are only a small number of these sites in Great Britain.

This icon denotes a medium cemetery.  

These cemeteries and churchyards have war graves organised into a plot or section such as at Sutton Veny (St.John) Churchyard. These plots can often be found within larger civilian cemeteries like Liverpool (Anfield) Cemetery. You will find a Cross of Sacrifice in these cemeteries.

War grave plots and sections are common in town and city cemeteries across Great Britain. 

This icon denotes a small cemetery or churchyard.

These cemeteries or churchyards will contain only a small number of war graves, sometimes one or two, and they will be scattered throughout the cemetery. You will find scattered war graves in almost every town and village across Great Britain.

This icon denotes the CWGC Runnymede Memorial.

Across Great Britain the CWGC commemorates over 130,000 service personnel who have no known grave. You can find their names on eleven memorials to the missing.

Each memorial has its own unique icon.   

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Volunteer with us

From helping our Archives team maintain our records to giving talks to schools and community groups, our volunteers help ensure that our history remains relevant to future generations.

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WHY ARE THERE AMERICAN WORLD WAR SOLDIERS BURIED IN SURREY?
WHY ARE THERE AMERICAN WORLD WAR SOLDIERS BURIED IN SURREY?

The Brookwood American Military Cemetery is one of eight permanent overseas American Cemeteries established after the First World War. Gail Anderson, of the American Battle Monuments Commission, tells us about the American cemetery nestled in the middle of the largest CWGC cemetery in Great Britain.

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Share the stories of your local Commonwealth war graves here. Use #ShareYourTribute when posting on social media.

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