War Graves Photographic Project
The War Graves Photographic Project has been formed to integrate the work being carried out by volunteers photographing designated war graves and memorials around the world.
• There has never been the facility for families to be able to obtain a photograph of a loved ones grave without going via a number of organisations to obtain one.
• Many families have not had the chance to visit their relations grave and with the research of family history becoming a popular pastime it was felt that the time had come to record these and make them available.
• Over the past 4 years volunteers have been busy photographing British Forces graves but are now concentrating on Allied, Commonwealth and other nations forces.
• With today’s technology, via digital images, it is now possible to obtain large numbers of photographs, and make these available on a website.
• The Aim is to photograph every war grave and memorial around the world and make these available to families and researchers and provide an archive of national importance.
• The project has photographed over 1 million graves and memorial names.
• Due to our extensive network of volunteers and images held we are now working alongside the CWGC as a joint venture to provide photographs.
Any help greatfully received.