LEAVING CHELTENHAM ..............and all that was dear

 

 

Cheltonians Commemorated

On Memorials To The Missing in UK

Location:   Brookwood Military Cemetery, Surrey

Grid Ref:   SU 955 564

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IWM War Memorial Ref:   23775

THE BROOKWOOD 1914-1918 MEMORIAL is a memorial to the missing and commemorates casualties with no known grave. The majority of the casualties commemorated by this memorial are servicemen and women from the land forces of the United Kingdom, who subsequently died in the care of their families. They were not commemorated by the Commission at the time but, through the efforts of relatives and research groups, including the “In From The Cold” Project, these casualties have since been found. There are still many cases to be resolved and the memorial therefore allows for further names to be added. Unusually and because of the varied circumstances surrounding many of these casualties, investigative work continues and this may lead to the identification of their burial locations. Whenever a casualty’s grave is located and verified, commemoration will move to the burial site and thus some of the entries on the memorial will no longer be required. As a result and when memorial panels are replaced, these entries will be removed. In addition, the Brookwood 1914-18 Memorial commemorates some land and air forces casualties who were lost at sea. These casualties would normally be commemorated on the Hollybrook Memorial in Southampton, but the memorial panels there are now full and so their commemoration has been added to this memorial.

There is 1 Cheltonian commemorated on this Memorial 

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Commonwealth War Graves Commission

Cpl Douglas Henry Clee, RAF

 

 

 

Page last updated:   22nd August 2011

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