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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.

We are sometimes approached by members of the public who wish to support our work. If you wish to make a contribution, you can use our PayPal account below to do so.



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Poppies: Wave
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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.”

His Royal Highness The Duke of Kent, President of the Commonwealth War Graves Commission

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Latest Cemetery Information


While Poppies: Wave is at the CWGC Plymouth Naval Memorial, access to a small number of panels on the memorial will be restricted. The panels affected are 64, 65, 66 and 67. If you are looking for a name on one of these panels, please speak with one of our volunteers for assistance.



On 27 July a violent storm hit Istanbul. Many trees in Haidar Pasha Cemetery were felled and others severely damaged. We have decided to close the cemetery until further notice in the interest of public safety.

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