We honour and care for the men and women of the Commonwealth forces who died in the First and Second World Wars, ensuring they will never be forgotten. Funded by six Member Governments, our work began with building, and now maintaining, cemeteries at 23,000 locations all over the world.
Today, over a century after we first began, our work continues through our staff, supporters and volunteers who preserve our unique cultural, horticultural and architectural heritage and ensure that the stories of those who died are told.
Since our establishment, we have constructed 2,500 war cemeteries and plots, and we have erected headstones over more than a million burials at military and civil sites across the world. For individuals who have no known grave, we have built memorials to the missing as places of commemoration. Despite this enormous global effort, largely completed in the aftermath of the two world wars, this work continues today as we alter or construct new sites where we find our job is not yet complete.
Central to this project will be a national community engagement project, which will raise awareness of these labour units and the sacrifices they made, tracing families of the men and targeting young people in schools and communities with their stories.
Commonwealth War Graves Commission (Client)
Liz Woodfield, David McDonald, Jon Gedling, Richard Hills, Emily Cecile-Pritchard
Urban Designers / Architects
Meyer & Associates Architects, Urban Designers
(Tiaan Meyer, Sean Meyer, Sideeq Samodien)
OvP Associates CC
(Greg Lok, Timothy Snyders)
Multi QS (Pty) Ltd
Cindy Postlethwayt Town Planning- Policy & Strategy – Heritage
Public Participation Consultants
Chand Environmental Consultants
(Sadia Chand, Michelle Lee)
Architectural Competition Administrators
Prof. Paul Kotze, SRS Architects