Every Man Remembered
1,117,077 Commonwealth Service men and women were killed during the First World War. The losses were felt in almost every town and village in the UK and throughout what was then the British Empire.
The Royal British Legion, working in partnership with the Commonwealth War Graves Commission and with the support of Ancestry.co.uk, would like to see each and every one of these men and women individually commemorated throughout the WW1 centenary years. Every Man Remembered is an opportunity for you to be part of a great collective act of Remembrance.
The inspiration for Every Man Remembered came from 14-yr old Gemma who contacted us following a battlefield tour of France and Belgium with her local scout group. "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."
TV Historian Dan Snow is working with the Legion on this exciting new 5-year project and you can watch his introductory video at www.everymanremembered.org.
As the Custodian of Remembrance, The Royal British Legion will be leading the nation in honouring each and every sacrifice made. It is an opportunity for us to come together and reaffirm our commitment to stand shoulder to shoulder with all who serve today.