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IWM's War Memorials Register (WMR) is working to compile a comprehensive online record of all war memorials in the UK, Channel Islands and Isle of Man together with the names of the individuals who they commemorate.

In the aftermath of the First World War, the people of Britain needed a focus for their grief, loss and pride. War memorials were erected across the UK in the greatest wave of remembrance this nation has ever seen. They form an important part of our rich cultural heritage and connect us with the global conflict that shaped the world we live in today. They provide insight into the changing face of commemoration as well as artistic, social, local, military and international history. 

The WMR has recorded over 84,000 memorials so far, although some estimates indicate there may be 100,000 war memorials in the UK.

The public search for war memorials can be found on the IWM's website: http://www.iwm.org.uk/memorials/search.