Explore names that are recorded on War Memorials around the United Kingdom. The records include members of the armed forces from various wars and those who died in service.
Each record is a transcript of the entry commemorating the individual on the war memorial, the amount of information in each record can vary. You may or may not find some of the following information:
Death and burial details
The War Memorial Register is a national register of war memorials and the names of individuals they commemorate.
War memorials form an important part of our cultural heritage, they commemorate members of the armed forces and civilians who lost their lives during various conflicts and to those who died in service. War memorials often serve as a meeting place for commemorative services, many war memorials bear inscriptions listing the names of those that died in battle. Sometimes these lists can be very long. Some war memorials are dedicated to a specific battle, while others are more general in nature and bear inscriptions listing various theatres of war.
When you are searching for your ancestor, start your search with only your ancestor’s surname. Many entries only recorded surnames or first initial and surname.
Use the wild card search when searching, it is possible your ancestor’s name is spelled incorrectly or characters from the name have been missed out as the memorial inscription was illegible.
Records can include honours. However, many of the honours are abbreviated. For example, MC would be Military Cross, VC would be Victoria Cross and MM would be MIlitary Medal.