Commonwealth War Graves Commission

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Established by Royal Charter in 1917, the Commonwealth War Graves Commission pays tribute to the 1,700,000 men and women of the Commonwealth forces who died in the two world wars. It is a non-profit-making organisation that was founded by Sir Fabian Ware.

Wikipedia has more about this subject: Commonwealth War Graves Commission

The website allows for a search of military casualties in both World War I and II and commonwealth civilians killed during World War II.


  • Name
  • Rank
  • Service number
  • Date of death
  • Age
  • Regiment/Service
  • Nationality
  • Grave/memorial reference
  • Cemetery/memorial name

Using the site

    • Click Search Our Records.
    • Type in a name, and other information if desired,  into the online form.
    • Click Submit.