ca 1920s view of the War Memorial at Richmond, Surrey surrounded by wreaths with large buildings in the background
© IWM (Q 48871)

The IWM is compiling the War Memorials Register - the comprehensive national register of UK war memorials and the names of the individuals they commemorate. We currently hold records for over 80,000 memorials in the UK, Channel Islands and Isle of Man.

War memorials form an important part of our cultural heritage and reflect the changing face of commemoration as well as artistic, social, local, family, military and international history. The Register includes memorials to members of the armed forces, civilians and animals from all wars and to those who died in service.

We now display records of the names of individuals commemorated on war memorials. You can find these on the memorial listing. We will be adding more records to the names database throughout the First World War Centenary so please check back for updates.

Join this important project by volunteering your time. Help us to improve the Register so that future generations can continue to value and remember the people, places and events memorials commemorate.

Contact us for more information on how you can make a difference:

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.