Information panel installed at Oxford (Botley) Cemetery
08 November 2012
The Commonwealth War Graves Commission has installed the first
of up to a hundred information panels in the UK at Oxford (Botley) Cemetery.
Altogether 500 such panels are being installed at cemeteries and
memorials as part of a big programme of extra information being
provided by the CWGC over the coming months and years to mark the
centenary of the First World War.
The first ten panels were installed at ten sites which make up
the Forgotten Front Remembrance
Trail in Northern France.
The panels will have general information about the CWGC, and
will explain why the cemetery or memorial is placed where it is.
They will also explain the some of the historical and military
Each panel will have a QR (Quick Response) code, which will
allow smartphone users to download further information about the
cemetery, including the stories of some of the casualties. The QR
codes at Botley and on the Forgotten Front are already up and
The panel at Botley explains that it is the largest CWGC site in
Oxfordshire, with more than 700 graves. The QR code includes the story of Ralph
Wingrove, an RAF Wireless Operator buried at Botley. He took
some fascinating photographs in the Middle East, some of which can
be accessed via the QR code.