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If you are looking for the final outcome of the British War Memorial Project, please follow one of the links below:
- British War Graves | Photographs
- War Grave and Memorial Photographs supplied by The War Graves Photographic Project
Now working as a joint venture with the Commonwealth War Graves Commission, and assisting the Office of Australian War Graves, Canadian Veterans Affairs and the New Zealand Ministry of Heritage and Culture.
This will enable families, scholars and researchers to obtain, via the CWGC or TWGPP websites, a copy of the photograph of a grave or memorial which for many is impossible to visit due to the location.-------
History of the British Was Memorial Project
The purpose of this project was to create a photo archive of the graves of British Servicemen who have fallen in service since the beginning of World War One to the present day.
Although this project was completed by many volunteers, the organisation and dedication was due to Richard Howman B.A. (Hons), Project Director.
The project moves forward through volunteers who photograph the headstones and memorials and through relatives of the Servicemen who contribute information to the site.
It seemed that within a few years, memories and records of the lives of our Armed Forces slip into obscurity. In certain areas, cemeteries have fallen into such a state of decay that it is sometimes difficult even to enter them safely.
This project grows through the help of Volunteers. Anybody who wishes to help by photographing headstones or memorials in their local area is warmly welcomed.
Volunteers and Sponsorship
This project grew through the help of volunteers. Anybody who wished to help by photographing headstones or memorials in their local area were warmly welcomed.
The project is run entirely by volunteers, and running costs are met entirely by them. The project were, however, very grateful to anyone who wished to help them financially or by providing much needed equipment.