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Welcome to the

Fallen Heroes of Normandy

archive, database and website.

 

The Fallen Heroes of Normandy archive and website is, and always will be, a free to access archive for everyone. No subscriptions or memberships are needed to access or contribute to this archive. For more details about the Fallen Heroes of Normandy please visit our About Us page here.

 

The Fallen Heroes of Normandy archive and website

was officialy launched on Friday 5th June 2015 at the Memorial Pegasus Museum in Normandy, France.

 

In addition a new exhibition, dedicated to the fallen from the 6th Airborne Division

was also opened on this date.

 

For further details about the 6th Airborne Division exhibition, please visit

Memorial Pegasus Museum Exhibition 2015

 

 

 

Link to Memorial Pegasus Muesum website

 

 

We would like to thank our many supporters, researchers and contributors for sending in photographs and additional information for some of the 27,000 memorial pages we have online.

 

We would also like to thank those, who still wait to see the photographs and information they have kindly provided, for their continued patience

as we work our way through over 2,000 portraits and biographies.

 

All will be added to the respective memorial pages in due course

and we still continue to encourage people to send in further photographs and information.

 

Thank you

 

 

Further details about the Fallen Heroes of Normandy archive

and how you may be able to help

by submitting photographs or information are below:

 

During the coming months we will adjust and optimise the working and development of the Quick Search facility on the database, and also improve the general layout of the website as we analyse its use during this period.

 

Please note that at present we are still refining the data for searches at unit/ship/battalion/squadron level, so please bear with us while we complete this part of the Quick Search page.

 

To make the website and archive more user friendly for everyone, all regiments, units, ranks and awards are written out in full with no abbreviations being used.

 

At present just over 26,000 memorial pages, one for each of the British and Commonwealth fallen buried or commemorated in Normandy, provide the basic information about all these individuals on the website. Also provided are details of over 400 cemeteries, churchyards, isolated graves and memorials to the missing that are in Normandy.

 

Please note that the data on these pages is not yet all complete. Over the coming months and years, additional photographs, information and data, will be added regularly to these pages.

If you have kndly submitted phtographs or information, and they have not yet been put online, we can assure you that these will be added in due course. and ask for your patience while our small team of volunteers deal with these submissions.

 

We presently have a backlog of over 1,600 photographs of individuals, and over 24,000 photographs of cemeteries, churchyards and headstones to add to the archive. So it may, in some cases, take some time for these to be added.

 

In all cases, anyone who has submitted photographs and information will be notified by email when the respective memorial page has been updated.

 

So please continue to submitt any relevent photographs or information.

 

Notices and links to new content on the website will be posted regularly on the Fallen Heroes of Normandy facebook page, Twitter account, Pinterest boards and blog. New pages and sections will also be added, for further details of what is going to added to this archive and website in the future visit our Coming Soon page here.

 

 

Can you help provide

photographs or information?

This website is designed to be a permanent archive of photographs, documents and information that have been kindly researched or contributed by relatives of the fallen, veterans, historians, researchers or people with a general interest in the Normandy battlefields.

 

By providing photographs or information, you will be helping us to document and preserve the memory of those who paid the ultimate price in Normandy during the Second World War, for future generations. All contributors of photographs or information published on this website will be duly acknowledged.

 

Details of what photographs and information we require can be found here on our Appeal for Photographs, Research and Information page here.

 

 

Tour around

this archive and website

For a quick guided tour around the website and archive, please follow the links below... These pages are also accessible from, or via, the dropdown menu bar:

 

 

The Fallen Photograph Gallery

Showing the most recently added images at the top, this page archives all the photographs of individuals as, and when, they have been added to an individual's memorial page - the photographs that appear on this page also links to the respective memorial page.

 

 

Original Grave Markers

Showing the most recently added images at the top, this page archives all the photographs of the original grave markers that have been added to an individual's memorial pages - the photographs that appear on this page also links to the respective memorial page.

 

 

Graves of the Unknown 

Listing details of all headstones to the unknown - when an individual memorial page is created for an unknown grave, the photograph will appear on this page and link to that page.

 

 

 

 

Book of Remembrance for Every Place of Burial or Commemoration (NOW ONLINE)

There is a Book of Remembrance at the bottom of every one of the 400+ war cemeteries, communal cemeteries, churchyards, isolated graves and memorials to the missing pages in this archive.

 

Your comments are welcome and you can select one of many floral tributes to place alongside your comments. Guidance on what comments can be put on these memorial pages can be found on our Frequently Asked Questions page here.

 

 

 

Book of Remembrance for Every Individual Memorial Page (NOW ONLINE)

There is also a Book of Remembrance at the bottom of every one of the 26,000+ individual memorial pages in this archive.

 

Your comments are welcome and you can select one of many floral tributes to place alongside your comments. Guidance on what comments can be put on these memorial pages can be found on our Frequently Asked Questions page here.

 

 

 

Normandy British Commonwealth War Cemeteries

List and links to pages for all war cemeteries in Normandy with Commonwealth burials.

 

 

Jerusalem War Cemetery

The first completed cemetery page.

 

 

Jerusalem Roll of Honour

A Roll of Honour is available for all Normandy Commonwealth cemeteries, communal cemeteries, churchyards and isolated graves, click on the icon at the end of a casualty's details on any Roll of Honour to view their memorial page.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Private Walter Howard Greaves Memorial Page

The first memorial page in this archive that has the photograph of the casualty, his original cross marker, and present day headstone, published on his memorial page.

 

 

 

Private Jack Banks Memorial page

An example of one of the 26,000+ memorial pages in the archive. Jack Banks is one of 4 young men, aged only 16 years, who now rest in the battlefields of Normandy.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Normandy Churchyards

List and links to pages for all churchyards in Normandy with British, Commonwealth, Polish and German burials.

 

 

Normandy Communal Cemeteries

List and links to pages for all communal Cemeteries in Normandy with British, Commonwealth and Polish burials.

 

 

Normandy Memorials to the Missing

List and links to pages for all Memorials to the Missing in Normandy for American, British, Canadian, South African and Polish fallen.

 

 

Thank you for your support

We would like to take this opportunity to acknowledge our gratitude to all who have provided support for this archive and help with its continued development.

 

How to donate and help fund the project can be found here.

 

Donations and Funding Acknowledgements can be found here.

 

and Research Acknowledgements and credits can be found here.

 

 

Your feedback and constructive comments or questions are welcome,

with them we can improve the website for all users.

Please email us your thoughts.

 

 

Repeated questions will be answered on our Frequently Asked Questions page here.

 

 

 

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