List of total Commonwealth War Graves Commission burials by country

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The Commonwealth War Graves Commission (CWGC) is an intergovernmental organisation of six independent member states; United Kingdom, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, India, and South Africa, established through Royal Charter to mark, record and maintain the graves and places of commemoration of Commonwealth of Nations military forces killed during the two World Wars.[1] In this capacity, the Commission is responsible for the commemoration of 1.7 million Commonwealth servicemen and women in 150 countries worldwide.

Country Burial grounds Identified
war graves
Unidentified
war graves
Non-war graves Commemorated on
memorials
Albania 2 47 0 0 0
Algeria 13 2,041 122 71 0
Antigua 1 2 0 0 0
Argentina 2 15 0 3 0
Australia 877 11,454 14 7 1,037
Austria 2 583 16 58 0
Azerbaijan 0 0 0 0 47
Azores 3 51 1 1 0
Bahamas 1 51 0 3 9
Bahrain 2 0 0 105 0
Bangladesh [Note 1] 3 1,415 27 5 0
Barbados 9 23 0 0 0
Belgium 613 102,501 48,582 60 102,349
Belize 1 10 0 11 40
Bermuda 12 140 0 2 0
Botswana 0 0 0 0 162
Brazil 5 25 0 1 0
British Indian Ocean Territory 1 9 0 0 0
Bulgaria 2 240 3 12 0
Cameroon 3 47 0 4 0
Canada 2,814 14,299 11 1 4,127
Canary Islands 1 1 0 1 0
Cape Verde 1 9 0 0 0
Chad 1 4 0 0 0
Chile 5 5 0 0 0
China [Note 2] 22 1,833 621 1,963 4,578
Republic of the Congo 1 29 0 0 0
Democratic Republic of the Congo 6 22 0 0 8
Costa Rica 1 1 0 0 0
Côte d'Ivoire 1 0 6 0 0
Croatia 2 2 0 2 0
Cuba 1 3 0 0 0
Cyprus 9 321 3 606 58
Czech Republic 2 223 34 0 0
Denmark 130 999 117 0 0
Djibouti 1 13 0 0 0
Dominica 2 3 0 0 0
Egypt 24 24,651 1,335 4,551 27,803
Equatorial Guinea 1 10 0 0 0
Eritrea 5 953 49 25 0
Estonia 2 15 0 1 0
Ethiopia 4 409 12 60 0
Falkland Islands 1 33 0 21 0
Faroe Islands 4 56 3 2 0
Fiji 2 75 0 3 34
France 2,919 356,967 116,460 481 217,829
Gambia 1 199 4 10 70
Germany 48 31,750 1,372 4,813 25
Ghana 7 612 3 57 1,220
Gibraltar 2 653 2 1 98
Greece 31 12,397 2,361 1,101 5,667
Grenada 2 4 1 0 0
Guatemala 1 1 0 0 0
Guinea 2 2 0 0 0
Guyana 1 6 0 7 18
Honduras 1 1 0 0 0
Hungary 3 173 3 0 0
Iceland 6 232 2 8 0
India [Note 1] 23 10,995 521 203 51,150
Indonesia 6 2,605 657 10 444
Iran 1 551 13 14 3,588
Iraq 15 12,816 9,376 1,164 41,091
Republic of Ireland 658 2,939 53 15 156
Israel [Note 3] 29 11,991 2,581 748 3,400
Italy 123 44,783 1,911 156 4,471
Jamaica 8 153 0 1 79
Japan 2 1,718 93 173 20
Jordan 1 0 0 32 0
Kenya [Note 4] 32 4,183 77 316 4,024
Latvia 1 32 4 0 0
Lebanon 5 1,705 12 9 0
Lesotho 0 0 0 0 1,001
Liberia 2 12 0 0 0
Libya 6 7,056 1,460 556 0
Lithuania 1 2 0 0 0
Luxembourg 8 26 0 0 0
Macedonia 1 118 6 0 0
Madagascar 1 311 3 0 0
Madeira 1 6 0 1 0
Malawi 6 209 2 12 125
Malaysia 34 2,320 2,655 2,153 2,294
Maldives 0 0 0 0 70
Mali 2 3 0 0 0
Malta 13 3,376 9 3,689 2,350
Martinique 1 1 0 0 0
Mauritania 1 5 0 0 0
Mauritius 4 37 0 74 57
Monaco 1 2 0 0 0
Morocco 5 61 2 7 0
Mozambique 6 185 7 1 93
Myanmar 5 10,945 1,107 12 26,902
Namibia 40 427 0 0 0
Nepal 1 1 0 0 0
Netherlands 476 18,265 1,262 11 1,035
Netherlands Antilles 3 11 0 0
New Caledonia 1 242 4 449
New Zealand 435 2,909 1 569
Nigeria 32 983 29 3,669
Norfolk Island 1 4 0 0
Norway 74 955 193 0
Oman 4 2 0 0
Pakistan [Note 1] 2 999 0 569
Panama 1 15 0 0
Papua New Guinea 7 6,145 1,645 2,284
Peru 1 6 0 0
Philippines 2 2 0 0
Poland 3 1,131 54 44
Portugal 5 51 0 0
Puerto Rico 1 2 0 0
Romania 3 170 8 0
Russia 5 365 4 243
Samoa 1 12 0 0
San Marino 1 2 0 0
Saudi Arabia 1 1 0 0
Senegal 2 23 0 0
Serbia 3 494 16 0
Seychelles 1 76 0 289
Sierra Leone 4 444 9 1,391
Singapore 4 4,458 858 24,675
Society Islands 1 4 0 0
Solomon Islands 1 5 0 0
Somalia[Note 5] 2 280 22 317
South Africa 591 8,311 20 130
Spain 19 108 6 0
Sri Lanka 11 1,653 11 344
Saint Kitts and Nevis 1 2 0 0
Saint Helena and Ascension 2 21 2 0
Saint Lucia 1 44 0 0
Saint Vincent 5 18 0 0
Sudan 1 395 0 1,346
Swaziland 1 0 0 77
Sweden 11 149 47 0
Switzerland 1 136 0 0
Syria 2 1,274 132 10
Tanzania [Note 4] 12 3,271 87 51,655
Thailand 2 6,323 188 11
Togo 1 1 0 0
Tonga 2 3 0 0
Trinidad and Tobago 1 105 0 40
Tunisia 11 7,750 810 1,954
Turkey 37 9,487 13,461 27,161
Uganda 10 373 2 127
Ukraine 1 1 0 0
United Kingdom [Note 6] 12,359 171,027 1,401 133,119
United States 471 992 4 0
Uruguay 1 8 1 0
Vanuatu 1 2 0 0
Venezuela 1 1 0 0
Yemen 1 296 3 76
Zambia 1 70 0 661
Zimbabwe 21 542 8 132

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ a b c "India, Pakistan and Bangladesh have identical Memorials to the Missing in the Bombay and Chittagong 1939-1945 Memorials, each commemorating the same 6,470 casualties, and the Delhi and Karachi 1939-1945 Memorials, each commemorating the same 25,866 casualties. The statistics are quoted only within the commemoration figures for India."[2] Cite error: Invalid <ref> tag; name "United_India" defined multiple times with different content (see the help page). Cite error: Invalid <ref> tag; name "United_India" defined multiple times with different content (see the help page).
  2. ^ Figure includes those buried or commemorated in Hong Kong.
  3. ^ Figure includes those buried or commemorated in the State of Palestine.
  4. ^ a b "Tanzania and Kenya have identical Memorials to the Missing in the Dar es Salaam, the Mombasa and the Nairobi African Memorials, each commemorating the same 49,572 casualties. The statistics are quoted only within the commemoration figures for Tanzania."[2] Cite error: Invalid <ref> tag; name "East_Africa" defined multiple times with different content (see the help page).
  5. ^ Figure includes those buried or commemorated in the Somaliland.
  6. ^ Figure includes those buried or commemorated on the Isle of Man and the Channel Islands.

Footnotes[edit]

References[edit]

  • Commonwealth War Graves Commission (2008), Annual Report 2007-2008 (PDF), Maidenhead: Commonwealth War Graves Commission, retrieved 2009-10-21 
  • Commonwealth War Graves Commission (2009), Annual Report 2008-2009 (PDF), Maidenhead: Commonwealth War Graves Commission, retrieved 2009-12-14 
  • Peaslee, Amos Jenkins (1974). International Governmental Organizations. 2 (3rd ed.). London: Martinus Nijhoff. ISBN 90-247-1601-2.