CWGC War Graves Week

Thank you for joining us for our first ever War Graves Week

War Graves Week is our annual awareness week that aims to encourage communities to come together and discover the World War heritage on their doorstep. Many of the men and women who fought and died in the two world wars came from, and are today commemorated in, your local community – lying in cemeteries or named on memorials that were built, and are maintained to this day, by the CWGC – and we want you to learn more about them this War Graves Week.

Marking War Graves Week can be as simple as visiting your local cemetery and memorial. With over 300,000 casualties commemorated across the UK, there is more than likely a Commonwealth war grave on your doorstep.

Find out more about how we marked our first ever War Graves Week below.

Read more about What's happening near you?
What's happening near you?

We're running tours through out the summer. Find out what's coming up.

What's happening near you?
Read more about Join our Digital Festival
Join our Digital Festival

Catch up on our live broadcasts filmed across the week, and listen to our guest podcasts appearances for War Graves Week.

Join our Digital Festival
Read more about Everything you need to visit a CWGC site
Everything you need to visit a CWGC site

Our selection of how-to guides, downloadable cemetery tours and activity booklet will help you make the most of a visit to one of our sites.

Everything you need to visit a CWGC site
Read more about Our War Graves Week flower contest
Our War Graves Week flower contest

Find out how to enter our best in bloom competition and check out the rest of the competition.

Our War Graves Week flower contest
Find a CWGC site near you

Our updated app is a great way of finding your nearest CWGC headstones. Find your local churchyard or plan a trip further afield on our iPhone or Android app.

Our Apps

Get involved with #WarGravesWeek

Keep up to date with War Graves Week on social media with the hashtag #WarGravesWeek - you'll get to find out what we're up to, see how other people are getting involved and get a sneak peak at people's best in bloom entries.