THE COMMONWEALTH WAR GRAVES COMMISSION
The Commonwealth War Graves Commission (CWGC) commemorates those killed during both world wars and other conflicts. Search its database at www.cwgc.org to find those killed in the world wars. Each entry gives their name or initials, place and date of death, place of burial and/or commemoration, rank, regiment, unit and often details of next of kin and their address. This site is free to use and should be your first searching point if you know that your ancestor died in either world war. Last year theh CWGC alsol uploadedl dd Casualty Archive Documents for the First World War, which often give further details of the soldier. These documents are now being uploaded for the Second World War too.