Over 1.1 million Service men and women lost their lives during the First World War. We invite you to create a dedication to one of them, and to place a poppy on our map in their memory.
You can search our database for someone to commemorate, or simply choose Wilfrid Wallace. Everyone who died deserves to be remembered.
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The Royal British Legion as the national custodian of Remembrance is working with the Commonwealth War Graves Commission to keep alive the memory of those who died in the First World War. We want every fallen hero from across the Commonwealth to be commemorated individually by those living today. This is your chance to take part in a truly historic and incredibly significant act of Remembrance.
We’ve made it easy for you to get involved. Even if you don’t know anyone who lost their life, you can still commemorate a fallen soldier. Simply click on the name above and you’ll be invited to place a poppy in their memory on our interactive map. You can then choose a dedication which will appear on their profile. It’s that simple.
If you search for an individual known to you, youcan place a poppy where they died, or where they came from, or in another meaningful place. Then you’ll have a chance to write your own personal dedication to them. You can also add stories and photographs to tell the world more about their life.
Placing a poppy is optional - you may prefer simply to commemorate someone . Either way, you’ll be helping future generations to remember the lives of the ordinary men and women to whom we owe so much.
Each person can be remembered more than once but we encourage you to choose people who have not yet been commemorated. This will help us to achieve our aim of remembering the 1.1 million men and women who lost their lives in the First World War.
If you make a donation to The Royal British Legion, you’ll receive a special commemorative certificate. Your money will go towards providing practical and immediate support to serving men and women, veterans and their families affected by today’s conflicts, helping people into jobs, into homes and offering them hope for the future.
Our information on casualties from the First World War has been supplied by the Commonwealth War Graves Commission (CWGC). It was established by Royal Charter in 1917 and maintains the graves and memorials of the 1.7 million Commonwealth Service men and women who died during both world wars at 23,000 locations in 153 countries. Visit www.cwgc.org for more information.
And while we are calling this initiative Every Man Remembered, it also incorporates Every Woman Remembered as there are over 800 women in the records of the CWGC who died in the First World War .
The inspiration for Every Man Remembered comes from today’s younger generation. Following a visit with her local Scout group to a war cemetery in Belgium, 14-year-old Gemma wrote to us:
"I know that not everyone can be remembered as individuals, but I felt it was a shame for some people to have dozens of poppies and crosses while others had no one left to remember them."
Now every one of them will be remembered – with your help.