The Commonwealth War Graves Commission (CWGC) has launched For Evermore: Stories of the Fallen, a new portal that will enable people to add stories, content and images of those who served and died in the First and Second World Wars.
The new story sharing platform, developed by the CWGC to preserve the memory of the fallen, and launched in the build up to Remembrance Day, is intended to capture stories before they are lost forever.
The CWGC is urging people to come forward with stories about a relative, loved one or someone they may have researched who is commemorated at one of its cemeteries and memorials around the world. The CWGC commemorates almost 1.7 million individuals at 23,000 locations in more than 150 countries and territories.
Director of the CWGC, Claire Horton CBE, said: “The launch of For Evermore marks an incredibly important milestone in the Commonwealth War Graves Commission’s mission. For Evermore will provide an opportunity for future generations to connect with their own history and learn more about those who served during the World Wars.
“By collating these stories in what will become the definitive resource of the stories of those who died in the world wars, we have created an enduring tribute to the men and women from across the Commonwealth who gave their lives, and we ensure that they will never be forgotten.”
For Evermore has been generously funded by a grant to the CWGF from the Post Office Remembrance Fellowship.
For Evermore: Stories of the Fallen, can be found at: www.cwgc.org/stories