Wednesday, March 29, 2006

Commonwealth War Graves Commission

The Commonwealth War Graves Commission maintains the Debt of Honour Register, with records of 1.7 million men and women who fought and died for the British Commonwealth during the two world wars, and of 67,000 Commonwealth civilians who died as the result of enemy action. Also included is information on 23,000 cemeteries, memorials, and other locations where their sacrifice is commemorated. Under "Additional Information" you might find the names of parents or spouse, or—as in the case of Cecil Dan Dunham—the home address of a soldier's mother.