logo

Video encyclopedia

Commonwealth War Graves Commission

2:01

WW2 veteran returns to friends grave | Bayeux War Cemetery | Commonwealth War Graves Commission

3:08

Discover Bayeux War Cemetery | D-Day 75 | Cemetery Tour | Commonwealth War Graves Commission

3:27

First World War: Moving Final Tributes From The Somme

1:37

Discover Banneville-la-Campagne War Cemetery | Cemetery Tour | Commonwealth War Graves Commission

3:33

Bayeux Commonwealth War Graves Commission Cemetery, France

The Commonwealth War Graves Commission (CWGC) is an intergovernmental organisation of six independent member states whose principal function is to mark, record and maintain the graves and places of commemoration of Commonwealth of Nations military service members who died in the two World Wars. The Commission is also responsible for commemorating Commonwealth civilians who died as a result of enemy action during World War II. The Commission was founded by Sir Fabian Ware and constituted through Royal Charter in 1917 named the Imperial War Graves Commission. The change to the present name took place in 1960.
  • History 

  • Burial sites and memorials 

  • Organisation 

  • Ongoing projects and issues