We honour and care for the men and women of the Commonwealth who died in the First and Second World Wars, ensuring they will never be forgotten. Funded by six Member Governments, our work began more than a century ago building cemeteries at 23,000 locations all over the world.
The aim of the CWGC archive is to collect, manage and preserve materials which document the history of the organisation, the individuals we commemorate, the cemeteries and memorials we maintain, and to make such records accessible to the public.
The archive contains over 10,000 items from the Commission’s past including personal correspondence letters, maintenance and tour reports, staff records, photographs and press cuttings.
The Commission’s archive collection was made digital for the first time in 2017.