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.

Guidelines to the memorials recorded in the Register

Development of the War Memorials Register
We have recently made some technical updates to the War Memorial Register which are designed to ensure the longevity of the database.

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.

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  • War Memorials

    Search over 100,000 UK war memorials by memorial name, type, locations and more

  • Search Names

    Search over 1.5 million names on war memorials record by surname, location and more

  • Get help

    Find more information on searching for memorials and names records.

Support Us

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.

  • Stained glass window featuring the Royal Artillery regimental badge.
    © Charles Anderson


    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.

  • Gold plaque war memorials at St Michael and All Angels Church
    © Mark Newton

    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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    Become a Member

    Find out more about becoming an IWM Member to help us tell the stories that deserve to be heard.

For answers to common questions about war memorials and information on organisations involved in conservation, listing and recording war memorials in the UK please visit UK War Memorials or contact us for more information. 

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