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Researching a soldier

Several online databases are available to help you with your personal research or to find the location of a grave or place of commemoration.

Commonwealth War Graves Commission


The Commonwealth War Graves Commission was established by Royal Charter in 1917 (called Imperial War Graves Commission at the time). Today, it maintains the graves and memorials of 1.7 million men and women who served with Commonwealth forces and died during the First and Second World Wars.
Their online casualty database enables you to locate a grave or place of commemoration.

Please visit : www.cwgc.org to access the database

American Battle Monuments Commission


The American Battle Monuments Commission was established by the Congress in 1923.  It maintains the graves and memorials of nearly 125 OOO individuals who served the United States Armed Forces in various conflicts.
Their First World War casualty database currently contains information about the burial or places of commemoration of 33 717 casualties. Databases for other conflicts are also available.

Please visit:  www.abmc.gov to access the databases

Australian War Memorial

The Role of Honour at the Australian War Memorial website enables you to access information about soldiers who fought with the Australian forces during the First World War and other conflicts.
Please visit: www.awm.gov.au to access the Roll of Honour

Veterans’ Affairs Canada

Veterans Affairs Canada
Veteran’s Affairs Canada has a Virtual War Memorial containing information about individuals who served with the Canadian forces in the defence of freedom.
Please visit: www.veterans.gc.ca to access the Virtual War Memorial

New Zealand

For more information about soldiers who served with the New Zealand forces during the First World War.

Please visit: ww100.govt.nz