CWGC Living Memory Project

The Living Memory project remembers the “forgotten front” – the 300,000 war graves and commemorations right here in the UK.

In 2016 the Commonwealth War Graves Commission (CWGC) in partnership with Big Ideas Company are asking the public in the British Isles to re-connect with the war dead buried in their own communities.

CWGC has 200 large sites in the UK, almost all in big city cemeteries and linked to the hospitals: the majority of these men either died of their wounds in hospital or (in 1918-19) died in the influenza epidemic. In total CWGC graves in the UK are located in over 12,000 locations. They must not be forgotten.

The CWGC Living Memory project is offering funding and resources to community groups to enable them to help us raise awareness of war graves in the UK. They are looking to support activity throughout the 1414 days of the Somme Centenary from the 1st July – 18th November 2016.

They are particularly keen to work with community groups who would like to visit and plan some activities around Oxford Botley Cemetery, one of the most notable sites in the UK. See here for further information on Botley Cemetery.

Living Memory project documents:
Living Memory Resource Pack low res
Living Memory Information for networks
Living Memory Funding Application Form