Commonwealth War Graves Commission

Yesterday got me thinking about others killed in the name of war. My Great Grandfather was killed in action in World War One. He is burried in Ypres in Belgium. I plan on visiting the grave later this year, or early next year. We’re trying to find out his name at the moment! He died when my Nan was 8 years old. My Great Cousin has been to visit the stone, and I’ve mailed him for information.

I’ve looked and found some ‘Harman’ names who died in 1916 (my Nan was born in 1908 and 8 when her Dad was killed in action) on the Commonwealth War Graves Commission website, one of them must be him.

The “Debt of Honour Register” is the Commission’s database listing the 1.7 million men and women of the Commonwealth forces who died during the two world wars and the 23,000 cemeteries, memorials and other locations world-wide where they are commemorated. The register can also be searched for details of the 67,000 Commonwealth civilians who died as a result of enemy action in the Second World War.

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Matthew Eaves

Matthew Eaves is Director at Creative Learning Systems Ltd

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