How can I find out more about a local War Memorial?
The Commission commemorates casualties of the two World wars
either on a headstone at the point of burial or on one of our many
memorials to the missing throughout the world.
The thousands of local war memorials nationwide are the
responsibility of the local authority or the organisation that
For information or advice about a local war memorial you can
find information below of organisations that be able to help.
War Memorials Trust
War Memorials Trust works for the protection and conservation of
war memorials within the UK to ensure these monuments remain part
of our communities forever. War Memorials Trust seeks to cooperate
with other organisations, at both national and local level, to
better safeguard the future of war memorials in both their social
and historical context.
War Memorials Trust
42a Buckingham Palace Road
Conservation advice/grants: 020 7233 7356
Charity: 0300 123 0764
Administration/membership/fundraising: 020 7834
Fax: 020 7834 0202 or 0300 123 0765
The UK National Inventory of War Memorials database was
established in 1989 to try to record (non-Commission)
memorials to all conflicts. Based at the Imperial War Museum, this
was a joint initiative between the Museum and the Royal Commission
on the Historic Monuments of England, now merged with English
Information about each memorial is now on a database which can
be used to map the commemorative work of particular artists, the
popularity of particular designs and the use of certain materials.
Memorial commissioning procedures, the organisation of
commemorative ceremonies and the impact of mass death at a local
level can also be explored along with issues of national identity,
sculptural practice and community organisation.
The UK National Inventory of War Memorials database is available
to view online at http://www.ukniwm.org.uk/
The database can also be viewed in the Department of Printed
Books at the Imperial War Museum:
Department of Printed Books Reading Room
Imperial War Museum
The Reading Room is open by appointment Monday-Saturday, 10.00am
- 5.00pm. Please telephone +44 (0)20 7416 5344 to make an
You can also phone the National Inventory of War Memorials team
on 020 7207 9863 or contact them by email on firstname.lastname@example.org or
visit the website at http://www.ukniwm.org.uk/