Poppy In memoriam Poppy

Brookwood 1914-1918 Memorial

 

 

The Brookwood 1914-1918 Memorial is located within the Brookwood Military Cemetery, the largest Commonwealth war cemetery in the United Kingdom. The Memorial commemorates casualties with no known grave.

The majority of the casualties commemorated here are servicemen and women from the land forces of the United Kingdom who subsequently died in the care of their families. They were not commemorated by the Commission at the time but, through the efforts of relatives and research groups, including the In From The Cold Project, these casualties have since been recognised.

Unusually and because of the varied circumstances surrounding many of these casualties, investigative work continues and this may lead to the identification of their burial locations. Whenever a casualty’s grave is located and verified, commemoration will move to the burial site and thus some of the entries on the memorial will no longer be required. As a result and when memorial panels are replaced, these entries will be removed.

Five men of the North Irish Horse, Major Eustace Anthony Whaley Maude, Captain Robert Livsey Yates, Lance Corporal Percy Reid and Privates Frederick McConnell and Richard Elliott, are commemorated here. The location of the memorial is shown on the CWGC cemetery plan below.

 

 

Images, cemetery plan and much of the above text sourced from Commonwealth War Graves Commission www.cwgc.org.