The History of Leith

April 8, 2011

British Commonwealth War Graves Registers, 1914-1918

A collection of cemetery and memorial registers from the Commonwealth War Graves Commission is in this database. Sixteen printed volumes containing 106 registers and covering approximately 250 cemeteries make up the collection.

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. for more click here

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