IWM’s War Memorials Register is a comprehensive national register of over 90,000 UK war memorials and the names of the individuals they commemorate.

War memorials form an important part of our cultural heritage and reflect the changing face of commemoration as well as artistic, social, military and international history. The Register includes memorials to members of the armed forces, civilians and animals from all conflicts and to those who died in service. With no central organisation, each community chose their own design and wording, meaning that every war memorial presents a unique historical record.

Search the Register

  • War Memorials

    Search over 80,000 UK war memorials by memorial name, type, locations and more

  • Search Names

    Search over 1 million names on war memorials record by surname, location and more

  • Support Us

    Support the War Memorials Register by making a donation via JustGiving.

For more information on searching for memorials and names records visit the search help page.

Contribute to the Register

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


    You can help IWM to maintain and improve our records by sending us memorial information or photographs.


    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.

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


    Please contact us for information on how you can get involved as a volunteer with the War Memorials Register.

  • Men of Kent war memorial
    © Graham Blew WMR-63816

    Frequently Asked Questions

    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. You can also find guidelines as to the memorials IWM records (PDF).