As champions of Remembrance, the Royal British Legion has been working with the Commonwealth War Graves Commission to keep alive the memory of those who died in the First World War. By the end of the Centenary in 2018, our objective was to ensure every fallen hero from across the Commonwealth was remembered individually by those living today - a unique chance for the public to take part in a truly historic and incredibly significant act of Remembrance by leaving messages, stories and uploading photos.
The inspiration for Every One Remembered comes from today’s younger generation. Following a visit with her local Scout group to a war cemetery in Belgium, 14-year-old Gemma wrote to us:
"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."
Now, with your help, every one of them has been remembered.
Our information on casualties from the First World War has been supplied by the Commonwealth War Graves Commission (CWGC). It was established by Royal Charter in 1917 and maintains the graves and memorials of the 1.7 million Commonwealth Service men and women who died during both world wars at 23,000 locations in 153 countries. Visit www.cwgc.org for more information.