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Welcome to the Commonwealth War Graves Commission website!

We commemorate the 1,700,000 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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Commemorating 141 Days


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The Battle of the

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‘It is fitting that the crowning stone of the work of our Imperial War Graves Commission should be laid in France; it is fitting that this the last of their Memorials should bear a tribute to the Armies of France as well as to our own; and it is most fitting that, in the shadow of this Memorial to our own Missing of the Somme, soldiers of France and the British Empire should lie side by side to remind all men, today and in the years to come, of our joint losses in the Great War, our common sacrifice of two and a half million of our finest manhood.’

HRH Edward the Prince of Wales

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Battle of Pozieres Remembered


"More densely sown with Australian sacrifice than any other place on Earth." This was how Charles Bean, Australian war correspondent and official historian, described Pozières.

Latest Cemetery Information


Major renovation works will be carried out by the local commune from 1 August until the end of November 2016 in the communal cemetery.

The Commission's plot will remain accessible but entrance to the cemetery will only be possible via the Groenestraat and not the main entrance onBlekerijstraat.


Due to major tree surgery work currently taking place at this cemetery, access to some areas will be temporarily restricted. Please take extra care when entering the cemetery.

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