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Here are some links to useful sites relating to war memorials and related topics. We add to this all the time, so please check back.

 

  War Memorials: General Surveys

Anglo-Boer War Memorials Project - http://www.casus-belli.co.uk/abwmp/index.html

National Maritime Museum - http://www.nmm.ac.uk/memorials/   Contained within this website is a database listing memorials to seafarers and victims of maritime disasters.

Roll of Honour-  http://www.roll-of-honour.com   Recorded here are various war memorials within a variety of counties.

Regional War Memorial Websites:

England

Barnsley http://barnsleywarmemorials.weebly.com/

Buckinghamshire Remembers - http://www.buckinghamshireremembers.org.uk

Burnley in the Great War - http://burnleyinthegreatwar.info/

Cumbria War Memorials - http://cumbrianwarmemorials.blogspot.com/

Derbyshire (Matlock) - http://www.andrewspages.dial.pipex.com/matlock/warmem/index.htm

Dover War Memorial Project - http://www.doverwarmemorialproject.org.uk/

Gloucestershire War Memorials - http://www.glosgen.co.uk/warmem/index.htm

Isle of Wight War Memorials - http://www.isle-of-wight-memorials.org.uk/

Kent Fallen - http://www.kentfallen.com/Kent%20Fallen%20homepage.html

East Lancashire - http://www.eastlancsmemorials.co.uk./

Lancashire, Eccles - http://freespace.virgin.net/paul.cesnav/ 

Leicestershire and Rutland - http://www.leics.gov.uk/warmemorials

Leciester City, County and Rutland - http://leicester-rutlandatriskwarmemorials.btck.co.uk/ - At Risk war memorials project. 

Lincolnshire War Memorials - http://www.memorial-lincs.org.uk/index.html

Lincolnshire Remembrance: Memories and Memorials - http://www.lincstothepast.com/exhibitions/historic-environment-record/lincolnshire-remembrance-memories-and-memorials/ Project to research local war memorials and those commemorated.

Manchester Regiment, Boer War Memorials - http://www.tameside.gov.uk/museumsgalleries/mom/memorials/boerwar Boer War memorials to the Manchester Regiment in various location

Merseyside, Liverpool - http://www2.liverpool.gov.uk/hallofremembrance/ - a searchable database of the 13,245 of Liverpool killed in the First World War.

North East War Memorials Project (memorials located in Northumberland, Newcastle-on-Tyne and County Durham) - http://www.newmp.org.uk/

Oxfordshire - http://www.oxfordshirewarmemorials.co.uk/ a photographic catalogue of war memorials in Oxfordshire.

Portsmouth War Memorials - http://www.memorials.inportsmouth.co.uk/

Shropshire War Memorials - http://www.shropshirewarmemorial.org.uk/ 

Staffordshire (Burntwood) - http://www.bfhg.org.uk/War-Memorials-in-our-Area.php

Worcestershire - www.rememberthefallen.co.uk a record of over 250 war memorials and 13,000 casualty names.

Northern Ireland

Ulster - http://www.ulsterwarmemorials.net/index.html  This site contains information on more than 60 Public War Memorials in Ulster.

Scotland

Scotland wide - http://warmemscot.s4.bizhat.com/ forum for information and photographs about war memorials in Scotland.

Aberdeen - http://www.aberdeencity.gov.uk/Conservation/cns/pla_war_memorials.asp

Fife, specifically the villages of Elie and Earlsferry - http://www.eliewarmemorials.org.uk/

Kirklees - http://www2.kirklees.gov.uk/community/warmemorial/area_list.aspx

Shetland Memorials - http://shetlopedia.com/Category:War_Memorials

Wales

(North)

Flintshire, Northop - www.northopwm.com The stories of the memorials in the parish of Northop including biographies of all those named.

(South)

Cwmbran - http://www.cwmbransdead.shaunmcguire.co.uk/ Roll of Honour for Cwmbran composed from and featuring memorials in the area

Newport - http://www.newportsdead.shaunmcguire.co.uk/ Roll of Honour for Newport composed from and featuring memorials in the area

(West)

Pembrokeshire - http://www.pembrokeshire-war-memorial.co.uk/page11.htm

(Wales) Imaging the Bible in Wales Database - http://imagingthebible.llgc.org.uk/main.php?func=advanced select 'war memorial' from 'type'

 

  War Memorials and Graves Projects Overseas

Australia - www.australianwargraves.org Photographs and index of Australian war graves

- http://www.skp.com.au/memorials2/default.htm A privately run website with an index of over 6,000 war memorials in Australia.

Belgian National Remembrance Committee - http://www.ww1-ww2-commemorations.com/index.htm

Canadian War Memorials - http://www.vac-acc.gc.ca/remembers/sub.cfm?source=Memorials A guide to memorials to Canadians erected throughout the world.

http://www.cmp-cpm.forces.gc.ca/dhh-dhp/nic-inm/index-eng.asp National Inventory of Canadian Military Memorials. A searchable memorials database.

http://www.vac-acc.gc.ca/remembers/sub.cfm?source=collections/virtualmem Canadian Virtual War Memorial. A registry of the graves and memorials of 166,000 Canadians and Newfoundlanders who lost their lives in 20th Century conflict.

Dutch cemetery and memorials to British Second World War casualties, Brunssum, Netherlands - http://www.warcemetery.nl/

French history of commemoration - http://www.defense.gouv.fr/sga/enjeux_defense/histoire_et_patrimoine/memoire

German memorials project Volksbund Deutsche Kriegsgräberfürsorge - http://www.volksbund.de/kurzprofil/homepage_en.asp

Irish War Memorials Project - http://www.irishwarmemorials.ie/ 

New Zealand War Graves Project - http://nzwargraves.org.nz/

New Zealand - http://www.diggerhistory.info/pages-memorials/nz-memorials.htm

Norway - http://www.regjeringen.no/en/dep/fad/Selected-topics/kirke/internasjonalt_kirkesamarbeid/The-War-Graves-Service.html?id=445108 Administers to foreign war graves on Norweigian territory and Norweigian war graves abroad.

South Africa - http://southafricawargraves.org/  Photographs of South African and Rhodesian military graves 

  War Graves and Cemeteries

WW1Cemetries.com - http://ww1cemeteries.com/   Site of remembrance and guide to military cemeteries and memorials, primarily of Belgium and France, but also including Great Britain and other countries.

Roll of Honour - Far East - http://www.roll-of-honour.org.uk/   Information about Commonwealth service personnel who died in the Far East during the Second World War and cemeteries in those countries.

The War Graves Photographic Project - http://www.twgpp.org/  photographs of war graves, individual memorials, MoD graves and family memorials of serving military personnel from WWI to the present day.

  Family History

Anglo Boer War Register - http://www.casus-belli.co.uk/   Pay per view database with details of over 145,500 men and women who served in the British Imperial Forces during the war in southern Africa, including soldiers, sailors, nurses and civilians.

Armed Forces Memorial Roll of Honour - http://www.forcesmemorial.org.uk/roll-of-honour.asp  Searchable database of all members of the armed forces who have died in service since 1945.

Commonwealth War Graves Commission – http://www.cwgc.org/cwgcinternet/
Holds the "Debt of Honour Register" - the Commission's database listing of the 1.7 million men and women of the Commonwealth forces who died during the two world wars and the 23,000 cemeteries, memorials and other locations world-wide where they are commemorated. The register can also be searched for details of the 67,000 Commonwealth civilians who died as a result of enemy action in the Second World War.

Family Records Centre - http://www.familyrecords.gov.uk/
Aims to help you find the government records and other sources you need for your family history research.

Federation of Family History Societies - http://www.ffhs.org.uk/   Information about family history and links to the various societies located throughout the UK.

Imperial War Museums - http://www.iwm.org.uk/server/show/nav.00100a   Advice on tracing military ancestry and using the museum's resources.

Indian Mutiny Medal Roll - http://users.rootsweb.com/~indwgw/medalpage.htm   Listing of all recipients of the Indian Mutiny Medal (1857-1859).

The National Archives - http://www.nationalarchives.gov.uk/  The National Archives of England, Wales and the United Kingdom has one of the largest archival collections in the world, spanning 1000 years of British history, from Domesday Book of 1086 to government papers recently released to the public. Records held include military service records.

Officers Died - http://www.redcoat.info/memindex3.htm Independent research compilation of the names of officers for various 19th and early 20th Century wars and campaigns.

Royal Navy and Royal Marine Casualty Lists from pre 1914 to 2008 - www.naval-history.net

  Related Organisations

English Heritage - http://www.english-heritage.org.uk/

History Today - http://www.historytoday.com/frontpage.aspx 

All Party Parliamentary Group - http://www.wargravesheritage.org.uk/ The Group consists of Members from both Houses and exists to promote and support the protection, conservation and interpretation of war graves, war memorials and battlefield sites

  Conservation of War Memorials: Advice and Funding

English Heritage Grants Scheme - http://www.english-heritage.org.uk/server/show/nav.1124

War Memorials Trust - http://www.warmemorials.org   The Trust works to protect and conserve war memorials in the UK and can offer technical conservation advice as well as grants for conservation and restoration.

  Museums

AJEX - Association of Jewish Ex-Sevicemen and Women - http://www.ajex.org.uk/index.htm   AJEX manages the Jewish Military Museum, which holds the Jewish book of Honour from the 1st World War and is currently compiling a Roll of Honour of more than 60,000 who served from World War 2 to the present day.

Imperial War Museum - http://www.iwm.org.uk   The Imperial War Museum is unique in its coverage of conflicts, especially those involving Britain and the Commonwealth, from the First World War to the present day. It seeks to provide for, and to encourage, the study and understanding of the history of modern war and how it affects our lives.  

  Research Groups and Societies

Ministry of Supply Factory, Dalbeattie World War II Cordite Works -  http://www.dalbeattie.com/ministryofsupplyfactorydalbeattie/rollofhonour.html   Seeking the names of munitions workers from the Second World War for a Roll of Honour.

Royal Sussex Regiment - http://www.royalsussex.org.uk

Scottish War Memorials Discussion Forum - http://warmemscot.s4.bizhat.com/index.php?mforum=warmemscot

South Atlantic Medal Association Garden of Remembrance -  http://www.sama82.org/garden/home.htm   Listing of all service personnel killed during the Falklands Conflict

Western Front Association - http://www.westernfrontassociation.com   Formed with the aim of furthering interest in the First World War

Yorkshire Regiment First World War Remembrance - http://www.greenhowards.org.uk/ww1-remembrance/