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Other War Grave Organisations

Commonwealth Member Government and Non-Commonwealth War Graves Organisations

 

The sites below offer information on the official bodies of the main Commonwealth nations that are involved in the commemoration of their war dead, and also information on how the war dead of other nations are commemorated.

 

Australia

The Office of Australian War Graves was formed with the aims of maintaining war cemeteries and individual war graves in Australia; commemorating eligible veterans who died post-war and whose deaths were caused by their war service; and building and maintaining national memorials overseas.

Mapping our Anzacs is a website from the National Archives of Australia which enables you to browse its 375,971 records of service of the Australian Army during the First World War according to the person's place of birth or enlistment.

 

Canada

The Canadian Agency of the Commonwealth War Graves Commission is responsible for fulfilling the Charter tasks in the Americas (including the Caribbean). This includes the care of 20,400 War Dead commemorated in 3,350 cemeteries and on ten memorials.

Veterans Affairs Canada was formed in 1951 on behalf of the Government of Canada and assumed responsibility for commemorating any Veteran who qualified for a funeral and burial at the expense of Canada as well as the maintenance of the existing Privy Council headstones.

The Canadian Virtual War Memorial is a web site built and maintained  by Veterans Affairs Canada, containing information about more than 116,000 Canadians and Newfoundlanders who have lost their lives in major conflicts since 1884. In addition to being a tribute to the men and women who served and gave their lives for Canada, the web site has a searchable database and the facility for members of the public to contribute to the memorial by submitting images, letters and other memorabilia.

The Canadian Letters and Images Project is an archive of war related material focussing on the personal aspect of war.

 

India

Forever India is a joint project between the Commission and the Indian government which tells the stories of some of the 160,000 servicemen and women from Undivided India who sacrificed their lives in the First and Second World Wars, and are commemorated by the Commission.

 

New Zealand

Heritage Affairs. Ministry for Culture and Heritage, New Zealand is an agency of the Commission which is responsible for war graves in New Zealand.

New Zealand War Graves Project aims to photograph and archive all the war graves and primary memorials of New Zealanders who, serving with New Zealand and Allied forces, died in conflicts, from the Anglo-Boer war (1899-1902), to the present day and in peacekeeping operations. 

 

United Kingdom

UK- All-Party Parliamentary War Graves and Battlefields Heritage Group

The Armed Forces Memorial is the first national memorial dedicated to the men and women of the United Kingdom Armed Forces (Regular and Reserve) killed on duty or as a result of terrorist action since the Second World War. 

 

Non-Commonwealth War Grave Organisations

The American Battle Monuments Commission

The Oorlogsgravenstichting/Netherlands War Graves Foundation

The German War Graves Commission

 

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