Hide Advanced Show Advanced

Search

Name

Use default settings
Use default settings

Birth

Death

Use default settings

Any Event

Use default settings

More

e.g. teacher or "Tower of London"

Get Better Matches

You can search for:

  • Cemetery
  • Service number

Source Information

Ancestry.com. UK, Commonwealth War Graves, 1914-1921 and 1939-1947 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2012.
Original data: British Commonwealth War Graves Registers, 1914-1918. London, England: Commonwealth War Graves Commission.

Commonwealth War Graves Commission,Commonwealth War Graves Registers. London, United Kingdom: Peter Singlehurst.

About UK, Commonwealth War Graves, 1914-1921 and 1939-1947

Please note that the information in these registers reflects what had been reported to the Commonwealth War Graves Commission up to the date of publication. Since then further information may have come to light which is likely to have been reported to the Commission.

A collection of cemetery and memorial registers from the Commonwealth War Graves Commission is in this database.

The Commonwealth War Graves Commission was established in 1917 by Royal Charter to honor the men and women of the British Commonwealth who died in the World Wars. Cemeteries and grave headstones are erected by the Commission as part of that memorial. There are currently over 2,000 Commission cemeteries in about 150 countries. The registers of the cemeteries represented in this database only account for a small percentage of the total cemeteries in existence; this collection is by no means complete.

Information listed:

The cemetery registers generally provide details on who is buried in the cemetery and where they are buried. The memorial registers list the names of individuals with no known grave. Some of the register entries have additional details as particulars given in the Registers of the Graves have been compiled from information furnished by the Record Offices and the next-of-kin. In all cases the relatives have been asked to furnish the personal information they wish to appear in the Register, and where possible this has been given in their actual words (Register Preface).

Interpreting burial locations:

The number of the plot is indicated by a Roman numeral following the entry, the row by a capital letter and the grave by a number. Thus II. B. 28 indicates plot II, row B, grave 28. In the registers of cemeteries that are not divided into plots the row is indicated by a capital letter following the entry and the grave by a number. Thus D. 12 indicates Row D, Grave 12 (Register Preface).

More information may be found here.

© 2002-2014 Ancestry.comPrivacyCookiesNew Terms and ConditionsOperated by Ancestry.com Europe S.à r.l.