Commonwealth War Graves Commission collecting stories in new project to honour war dead
People are being urged to share the stories of those who gave their lives in the World Wars before these are lost forever.
The Commonwealth War Graves Commission has launched a new free portal ahead of Remembrance to collect the stories, videos and photos of those who fought and died for the British and Commonwealth forces in the First and Second World Wars.
People up and down the country are being asked to send the stories of men and women to the new platform, For Evermore: Stories of the Fallen.
“The launch of For Evermore marks an incredibly important milestone in the CWGC’s mission,” said CWGC director Claire Horton CBE.
“For Evermore will provide an opportunity for future generations to connect with their own history and learn more about those who served during the World Wars.
“By collating these stories, we have created an enduring tribute to the men and women from across the Commonwealth who gave their lives, and we ensure they will never be forgotten.”
For Evermore has been funded with a grant from the Post Office Remembrance Fellowship, providing a living memorial to the men and women of the General Post Office who died in the two World Wars.
Director of the Commonwealth War Graves Foundation Michelle Jennings added: "It is only through the kind support of many generous donors we will be able to keep these stories alive in such an engaging way.
“We are deeply grateful to the Post Office Remembrance Fellowship for their support in enabling this project to be launched."
Visit www.cwgc.org/stories to find out more.
The CWGC commemorates almost 1.7 million individuals at 23,000 locations in more than 150 countries and territories.