Commonwealth War Graves Commission (CWGC)
Commission pour les tombes de guerre du Commonwealth
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Established 1917, London (UK), as Imperial War Graves Commission, by Royal Charter. Responsibilities extended to the fallen of the Second World War by Supplemental Charter of 1940. Further supplemental Charter, adopted 1964, when the Commission assumed its current functions and name. Has been referred to in French as Commission du Commonwealth pour les tombes de guerre.
Ensure permanent commemoration of the 1,7 million members of the forces of the Commonwealth who died during the two world wars, by marking and maintaining their graves or by building and maintaining memorials to those who have no known grave; keep records and registers of those who died, including Commonwealth civilians who died in World War II.Available with paid subscription only.
War graves and memorials in more than 150 countries maintained either by Commission staff or by agreement with governments or other authorities. Agreements with the governments of Kenya, Malawi, Sri Lanka, Tanzania UR, Uganda, Zambia and Zimbabwe. Active in (under agreement with the governments concerned):
• Af Egypt, Ethiopia.
• As Indonesia, Iraq, Japan, Thailand.
• Eu Belgium, Czech Rep, Denmark, France, Germany, Greece, Italy, Netherlands, Turkey.
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Members in 6 countries
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- Societal Problems
- Disposal of Bodies
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