New Information Panel at Dalston Road Cemetery Reveals Carlisle's Sacrifice in two World Wars
25 February 2014
On 25 February 2014, The Commonwealth War Graves Commission
(CWGC) will install a new information panel at Carlisle
(Dalston Road) Cemetery to raise awareness of the sacrifices
made by servicemen and women in the two world wars.
Combining smartphone technology with traditional interpretive
techniques, the panel at Carlisle is among 500 the Commission is
installing worldwide as part of an initiative to provide more
information to the public during the Centenary of the First World
War. More than 100 of the panels are being erected in the UK, to
provide information about the many thousands of Commonwealth war
dead who are buried or commemorated here.
Each of the panels carries information about the cemetery or
memorial and a QR (Quick Response) code which, when scanned with a
smartphone, provides access to further information, including the
personal stories of some of the casualties buried or commemorated
at that particular location. Included in the QR codes on the panel
at Dalston Road Cemetery are a Canadian soldier who was brought
back from the Western Front due to illness and died in hospital
here, an RAF pilot who died as a result of a crash, and a 54 year
old officer called back from the reserve list.
Click here to access
the personal stories connected to Dalston Road Cemetery.
Claire Douglas, the CWGC's Centenary Production Co-ordinator
explained; "The Commonwealth War Graves Commission's use of the
very latest communication technology is aimed at bringing to life
the stories of those who gave their lives during the two world
"The stories revealed on our panel at Carlisle give a
fascinating insight into the city's response to the First World
War. The urgent need to treat wounded servicemen saw three schools
given over for use as hospitals - the children accommodated
elsewhere. A local newspaper reported: 'It is unfortunate the city
schools should be required to meet the need for hospital
accommodation, but the proper care of the wounded is the nation's
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the full Media Release.