Trail of Honour


Discover more about the First World War


UK Home Front

More than 130,000 Commonwealth dead of the First World War are commemorated in the UK, at almost 12,400 different locations.


After warships were defeated in the Dardanelles, Commonwealth forces landed on the Gallipoli peninsula in April 1915.

The Battle of the Somme

The Somme was one of the key battlefronts, and there are more than 400 CWGC cemeteries and memorials here.

The Ypres Salient

Ypres was the heart of the Commonwealth presence in Belgium for most of the First World War.

War in the Air

Military aviation was in its infancy at the outbreak of the First World War but was to become vitally important.

War at Sea

The sea was an important First World War battleground, and the Royal Navy was the most powerful maritime force in the world.