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.

However there is not one definitive list of UK War Memorials or indeed an authoritative definition of that which constitutes a memorial. Memorials range from the deeply personal to grand public focal points of remembrance.

UK War Memorials was therefore created with support from the Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport to provide a single place where everyone can find information from all the major national organisations involved in the recording, conservation and listing of war memorials as well as those who provide expertise, access to funding and ways to get involved.

UK War Memorials is the place to find the answers to your questions and discover how you can get involved in preserving this important national heritage.

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