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Since our establishment by Royal Charter in 1917 we have constructed 2,500 war cemeteries, plots and memorials for those with no known graves. More than a million burials are now marked at military and civilian sites.

About Us

British Paratroopers heading for Operation Market Garden, September 1944. Our work is truly global; we operate in more than 150 countries and territories and at 23,000 locations. We hold an extensive and internationally recognised archive of records and images which are freely available to search on our website at www.cwgc.org. We honour and care for the 1.7 million men and women of the Commonwealth forces who died in the First and Second World Wars, ensuring they will never be forgotten. Funded by six Member Governments, our work began with building, and now maintaining, cemeteries at 23,000 locations all over the world. Today, over a century after we first began, our work continues through our staff, supporters and volunteers who preserve our unique cultural, horticultural and architectural heritage and ensure that the stories of those who died are told. ABOUT US Find out more about our charitable foundation at www.cwgc.org/support-us Suda Bay War Cemetery, Crete. The CWGC Experience is a unique visitor attraction. Take a look behind the scenes at the work of the CWGC. Located in Beaurains, near Arras, France. Ieper Information Centre The Commonwealth War Graves Commission (CWGC) honours the 1.7 million men and women of the Commonwealth forces who died in the First and Second World Wars and ensures they will never be forgotten. Visit our Information Centre, located near the Menin Gate in Ieper, Belgium. To find out more visit www.cwgc.org DISCOVER LEARN REMEMBER Brookwood Military Cemetery, England. Soldiers of the Royal Fusiliers en route to Arras, November 1916.

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