The Commonwealth War Graves Commission is a free website for searching for war graves for those who died in World War I and World War II and includes some Commonwealth civilians who died as a result of the wars. The search allows you to select a specific armed force someone served with including: United Kingdom Forces; Australian Forces; New Zealand Forces; Non-Commonwealth Nationals; Canadian Forces; Indian Forces; or South African Forces.

“The Commonwealth War Graves Commission ensures that 1.7 million people who died in the two world wars will never be forgotten. We care for cemeteries and memorials at 23,000 locations, in 154 countries. Our values and aims, laid out in 1917, are as relevant now as they were almost 100 years ago.”

“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.”

“Our casualty database lists the names and place of commemoration of the 1.7 million men and women of the Commonwealth forces who died during the two world wars. It also records details of the 67,000 Commonwealth civilians who died “as a result of enemy action” in the Second World War…It is possible to search by surname, date, war, rank, regiment, awards or any combination of those criteria.”


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