CWG’s & VC’s


The Victoria Cross (VC) is the highest award of the United Kingdom honours system. It is awarded for gallantry “in the face of the enemy” to members of the British armed forces. It may be awarded posthumously. Since the first awards were presented by Queen Victoria in 1857, two thirds of all awards have been personally presented by the British monarch. These investitures are usually held at Buckingham Palace.


The Commonwealth War Graves Commission (CWGC) ensures that 1.7 million people who died in the two world wars will never be forgotten. The CWGC cares for cemeteries and memorials at 23,000 locations, in 154 countries. There are 44 (now 45) CWGs in the old cemetery, 22 of these are named on the Folkestone War Memorial. 95 names mentioned on the Folkestone War Memorial are either buried in family graves in the old cemetery or commemorated in the old cemetery and buried elsewhere.

For a Virtual Cemetery Plan which shows where each Commonwealth War Grave and VC is – check out: HERE

To find an official listing of official listing of CWG’s – Click on Link HERE Open ‘Find War Dead or Cemetery’ tab if it is not already open, then you only need to input one search term – in ‘Cemetery or Memorial’ search field – input ‘Folkestone (Cheriton Road) Cemetery’. The names listed here are linked to more information on