Ministry of Defence
Ministry of Defence

Lest We Forget
British Legion
The Royal British Legion

Commonweath War Graves Commission
Commonwealth War Graves Commission

The Commonwealth War Graves Commission is reponsible for looking after the graves of soldiers who died during World War 1 and 2. They do more besides but this is their main responsibility. They are a charity and as such need funds, please support them.

They have supplied, on-line, a database of those who died during the two World Wars. This is searchable and if you are searching for someone is well worth using. There are also records on-line for the National Archives of Canada - many men from the United Kingdom emigrated but still fought for the Canadians, again this database is searchable and also an Australian Roll of Honour database covering the Boer, First and Second World Wars.

These sites have either been listed as an overview or specific memorials transcribed. To transcribe the thousands buried in cemeteries such as Karanji or Cassino is beyond our means but we can at least give you a glimpse of some of these.

Please Note: Every attempt has been made to transcribe this information accurately but there are occasions that the information supplied is incorrect or errors occur during transcription. We do not wish to cause offence to any families of the men detailed here and will change the relevant information when informed.

Overseas Selection

The story of the Japanese prisoner of war camps on the island of Taiwan (Formosa) during the Second World War and of the men who were interned in them.

The Taiwan POW Camps Memorial Society.

Take our virtual tour of the Death Railway

Thailand-Burma Railway Centre - click for link

Japanese Invasion of Malaya World War 2

The section linked here is a synopsis of the Japanese invasion of Malaya through to Singapore from December 1941 to February 1942.


New Memorial Kampar, Malaysia

A monument is expected to be built in Rabung Hijau, Kampar, Perak in remembrance of British and Indian troops from the 11th Indian Infantry Division that fought in the country against the Japanese Occupation in World War II.

Link to Brussnum War Cmetery


Photographs of the War Graves of the Parachute Regiment who are buried in France are available FREE on the Internet at www.genuki.org.uk/big/paras/

Click for FEPOW site

The Far East was captured in a dramatic attempt by Japan to seize its wealth of natural resources, the captured men, woman and children had to endure nearly four years of Japanese oppression.

The prisoners lived their captivity as an endless nightmare and with no hope many died of despair.

The fortunate to awaken from their ordeal were never the same again. The nightmares returned to haunt their sleep and the faces of those left behind have never left them.

Researching their ordeal to find answers has led many of us to experience their torment, we will never feel the pain they endured and fortunately we can awaken from the despair that became their living hell.

See the FEPOW COMMUNITY website.

Overseas Memorials
Australia
Archerfield | Burra, South Australia

Belgium
Brussels, St Michel & Gedule Cathedral | Menin Gate | Railway Wood, Zillebeke, near (Ieper) Ypres | Rampart Cemetery, Ypres | Reservoir Cemetery, Ypres

Canada
Toronto, Cenotaph | Toronto, Edit Cavell Memorial | Toronto, Sons of England

China
Shanghai, 67th Regiment of Foot

Cyprus
Polemidia Cemetery, Limassol

Dominica
Roseau WW1

Egypt
Aswan Bandar British Cemetery | El Alamein War Cemetery | Cairo New British Protestant Cemetery | Cairo War memorial Cemetery | Fayid War Cemetery | Heliopolis War Cemetery | Suez War Memorial Cemetery, Cairo

Falkland Islands
Port Stanley

France
Alencon | Arc De Triomphe, Unkown Soldier | Arras Memorial & Faubourg d’Amiens | Bayeux | Bois-Carre | Chauny Communal Cemetery British Extension | Dunkirk | Lestrem | Le Paradis | Loos | Lorient | Mesnil | Philosophe | Peronne Road Cemetery, Maricourt | Poziers | St. Amand British Cemetery | Thiepval | Vimy Ridge | Warloy-Baillon

Germany
Berlin 1939-1945 War Cemetery

Gibraltar
North Front (or Garrison) Cemetery WW1 | Princess Caroline's Battery Memorial

Hong Kong
Sai Wan

Iraq
Iraq World War 1 Headstone Repair | Kut War Cemetery

Israel
Haifa War Cemetery | Ramleh War Cemetery

Italy
Monte Cassino

Japan
Yokohama War Cemetery

Malta
Capuccini Naval Cemetery

Malaysia
Batu Gajah | Bukit Chandan, Kula Kangsar, Perak War | Ipoh | Ipoh, Burials | Ipoh, St John's | Ipoh, St Michael's Institution | Kota Kinabalu | Kuala Lumpur, Cheras Road Civil Cemetery | Labuan | Malacca 1875-6 | Malacca World War 1 | Malacca World War 2 | Ranau | Seremban | Taiping

Netherlands
Holten General Cemetery

Singapore
Japanese Memorials| Kranji War Cemetery & Singapore Memorial | Lim Bo Seng | Malayan Civil Service WW2 | Singapore Mutiny | World War 1 & 2 | World War 2 People's Memorial

South Africa
Battle of Nyezane (Ombane) 1879 | Bloemfontein Boer War | Chieveley Boer War | Elandslaagte Naval Boer War | Humansdorp WW1 | Jacobsdal Boer War Memorial | Kimberley Boer War | Magersfontein Boer War | Maitland Boer War | Ritchie Boer War | Spion Kop Boer War | Wynberg Boer War

Taiwan
Taiwan Prisoner of War Memorials

Thailand
Chungkai | Kanchanaburi

Uruguay
Bueco Britsih Cemetery

Zimbabwe
Allan Wilson & Brave Men Memorial

Click for LOST LIVES site

The Second World War and the islands of New Guinea

Often neglected in the media's commemoration calendar and little known beyond those directly affected, this web site commemorates the Second World War in the islands of New Guinea and the impact it has had on many lives.

The Lost Lives site aims to make information about the people and events in New Britain and New Ireland before, during and after Japanese occupation, readily available to a wide range of researchers in order to raise the profile of this area and theatre of war.

See the LOST LIVES website.

 
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