IWM’s War Memorials Register is a comprehensive national register of over 100,000 UK war memorials and the names of the individuals they commemorate.
The War Memorials Register includes memorials commemorating members of the armed forces, civilians and animals from all conflicts, and those who died in service.
War memorials form an important part of the UK's cultural heritage. They reflect the changing face of commemoration as well as artistic, social, military and international history. Each war memorial presents a unique record of the past, as with no central organisation for their erection, the design and wording on the memorials were chosen by the communities who created them.
We are aware of a number of issues which have arisen and our team is actively working to resolve them.
We apologise for any inconvenience caused.
Search the Register
The War Memorials Register is the UK’s most comprehensive record of war memorials. Our free to use website provides information for hundreds of thousands of families, organisations and researchers every year. If you would like to support us, there are lots of ways that you can help us add to and preserve these important records.
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Volunteer with the War Memorials Register in London, Duxford or remotely.
Your support will help to ensure that future generations can continue to value and remember the people, places and events that war memorials commemorate.
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Contribute to the register
Unable to volunteer but would like to make a valuable contribution? You can send us war memorial information or photographs about your local war memorials.
If you are sending photographs, please confirm that you took the photograph, that you consent for reuse under IWM’s non-commercial license, and how you wish to be credited.
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