Welcome to Remembering the Fallen of WW1 Website
The aim of this site is to try and keep the memory of those who lie in the commonwealth war grave cemeteries across Belgium and France alive by means of providing information about the following where possible;
Their Service Histories.
Details of the action they were in when they were killed.
Their social backgrounds from the 1911 Census and earlier.
The men featured on this site are from all ranks and all walks of life and in most cases are recorded on here next to the soldiers that they are laid next to in the cemetery.
They only account for a small proportion of each cemetery featured, but hopefully in time a more complete picture will be possible.
If I should die, think only this of me:
That there’s some corner of a foreign field
That is forever England. There shall be
In that rich earth a richer dust concealed;
A dust whom England bore, shaped, made aware,
Gave, once, her flowers to love, her ways to roam,
A body of England’s, breathing English air,
Washed by the rivers, blest by the suns of home.
And think, this heart, all evil shed away,
A pulse in the eternal mind, no less
Gives somewhere back the thoughts by England given;
Her sights and sounds; dreams happy as her day;
And laughter, learnt of friends; and gentleness,
In hearts at peace, under an English heaven.
The Soldier by Rupert Brooke