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Welcome to the Commonwealth War Graves Commission website!

We commemorate the 1.7 million men and women of the Commonwealth forces who died in the two world wars.

Our cemeteries, burial plots and memorials are a lasting tribute to those who died in some 154 countries across the world.

Our Register records details of Commonwealth war dead so that graves or names on memorials can be located.

Find out more about the scope of our organisation today by clicking on the links above.

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“This new memorial, the latest to be constructed by the Commonwealth War Graves Commission, reaffirms our commitment to remember all those servicemen and women who died, no matter where or how they lost their lives.”

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Discover Maidenhead’s CWGC war history

25/04/2017

The CWGC is giving a free fascinating talk at All Saints Cemetery, All Saints Avenue, Maidenhead, on 15 May 2017, at 11am, detailing the incredible lives of those buried there.


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ITALY - ORVIETO WAR CEMETERY

Owing to the presence of a dangerously leaning tree on the adjoining property, access to the Cross of Sacrifice is unavailable until further notice.

UK - BROOKWOOD MILITARY CEMETERY

The Queen's Room in the Canada Building is closed to visitors while we install the CWGC Centenary Exhibition, which opens to the public at 11am on Saturday 20 May.

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