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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 commemorate the centenary of the Battle of Somme (1 July to 18 November 1916) by remembering George Frederick one of the many thousands who died during this famous battle.


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GEORGE FREDERICK SHERRIFF

Machine Gun Corps (Infantry)

Died on 15th Sep 1916 age 20

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The story of the First World War is the story of people: Ordinary men and women who signed up and gave us extraordinary stories to tell. Stories of bravery, love and sadness, stories of Remembrance.

Explore our interactive map and discover the stories of incredible people who gave their lives.

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Sherwood Foresters (Notts and Derby Regiment)
Died on 24 August 1918 Age 24

I was born on the 5th may 1894. I was an only child. I lived with my mother, grandparents and two aunts. I started school in 1901 and left in 1907. I joined in the R.I.C barracks in the village which is now a funeral home. I am 5ft...

I was born on the 5th may 1894. I was an only child. I lived with my mother, grandparents and two aunts. I started school in 1901 and left in 1907. I joined in the R.I.C barracks in the village which is now a funeral home. I am 5ft 9in in height, have red hair and grey eyes. Joined Battalion Irish Guards 20 Jan 1916; transferred to Connaught Rangers 22 June 1916; posted to 3rd Battalion at Kinsale 4 July 1916; transferred to Royal Irish Rifles 1 Nov 1916; transferred to RFC as 3rd Class Airman 19 Dec 1916; served with No.2 Balloon Section, RFC; attached to 63rd Royal Naval Division 3 Sept 1917 to 24 Sept 1917. For Infantry Training, transferred to 10th Battalion Notts & Derby Regiment 24 Sept 1917. I was wounded at the Battle of Bapaume in 1918 and was transferred to the hospital at Le Treport. This is where I died and was buried in Mont Huon Military Cemetery.

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Remember The Somme Interactive App

Partnering with television historian Dan Snow, the Legion has created a free mobile and tablet app featuring more than 250 pieces of multimedia content which bring to life key moments from the Battle of the Somme.

Available from iTunes and Google Play, the app provides an insight into the events of the Battle of the Somme as they unfolded 100 years ago, and the experiences of the men who fought in it.

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About Every Man
Remembered

Remember The Fallen

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.

OUR VITAL WORK

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.

Their name liveth for evermore

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 .

Our Inspiration

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.

 

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