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Welcome to the open beta release of the

Fallen Heroes of Normandy

archive, database and website...

 

After several years of development, the open beta release of the Fallen Heroes of Normandy website can now be viewed and used by all.

 

The Fallen Heroes of Normandy archive and website is, and always will be, free to access for everyone. For more details about the Fallen Heroes of Normandy please visit our About Us page here.

 

The open beta release is an opportunity for us to test the working of the database software, and website, through the general use of the website by historians, relatives of the fallen and general public.

 

 

Please note that from the 8th December until 16th December as we work on structure of the website

There may be some temporary problems with viewing some of the webpages on some days.

We apologise for any inconvenience and appreciate your patience

while we deal with this important maintenance work

 

 

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.

 

The official launch of the website and database, in Normandy, will coincide with the 71st anniversary of the D-Day and Normandy landings, in June 2015.

 

Further details of the rescheduled launch will be announced on this page at a later date.

 

 

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 additional photographs, information and data, will be added regularly to these pages, ready for the official launch in June 2015. We presently have a backlog of over 1,100 photographs of individuals, and over 24,000 photographs of cemeteries, churchyards and headstones to add to the archive.

 

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 (COMING SOON)

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 AVAILABLE)

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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