Photographs Of British War Graves Supplied Free Of Charge.
BRITISH WAR GRAVES
POINTS OF LIGHT AWARD No736
If you are looking for a photograph of a British War Grave you are in the right place. We have thousands of photographs of War Graves from Commonwealth War Graves Commission Cemeteries in the UK & around the world. All of which are available free of charge.
If you know in which country the grave is located, click on one of the country or area tabs listed in the Main Menu (above right). Then check through the list of cemeteries on the page. If the cemetery you want is listed on our site there is a good chance that we will have a photograph of the grave you need.
Don’t know where a grave is located, no problem. Just fill in the form on the photo requests page, giving us a name and as many details as you can and we will see what we can find.
To request a photograph just fill in the form on the photo requests page giving the name of the casualty and the cemetery. If you know any service information add that as well.
If you cant find the cemetery you are looking for we may still be able to help so please get in touch using the form on the photo requests page.
WANT TO HELP
If you have any photographs of War Graves that you would like to contribute to the collection or would be interested in taking some photographs for us, please get in touch using the form on the photo requests page.
My interest in the Great War started when I watched the BBC series in the sixties but apart from reading a few books and watching the odd film I never got around to doing anything about it. Then while visiting my Sister in law in Holland I ended up in Arnhem and visited the Commonwealth War Graves Cemetery at Oosterbeek which is the final resting place of over 1,600 WW2 Servicemen. I found the cemetery very moving and decided I must finally get around to visiting the Great War battlefields. The next visit to the in-laws was preceded by a trip to Ypres in Belgium. After visiting Tyne Cot, attending the Last Post Ceremony at the Menin gate and stopping my youngest daughter kicking around an unexploded shell near the Yorkshire Trench I was hooked. Since then visiting cemeteries and looking for the graves of servicemen and women both at home and abroad has become the norm.
Over the past few years, some like minded friends and I have collected thousands of photographs of British war graves & Family Memorials in the UK and abroad. We decided a way had to be found to make our images available to others, this web site will hopefully be the means to that end. Since the web site was launched our numbers have grown significantly with more and more people coming forward and contributing to the collection.
I claim no grand designs for the site. The photos are available to all whether it is a family member looking for a photo of a relative’s grave or someone researching their local war memorial who wants a photograph for their book. The aim of the site is simply to allow access to the collection.
If the photos are seen then the men whose graves are in the photograph are remembered. Job Done.
BRITISH WAR GRAVES
Copyright shall be retained by the photographer and BWG. By requesting a photograph from the site you agree that the photograph will be for your personal use and will not be sold or forwarded to any other persons. (You will need permission from us before using our photographs in a publication or displaying them online.)