THE COM­MON­WEALTH WAR GRAVES COM­MIS­SION

Who Do You Think You Are? Magazine - - DEATH RECORDS -

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.

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