Wednesday, 29 October 2014

CWGC launches free War Graves App
The Commonwealth War Graves Commission (CWGC), the organisation responsible for maintaining the graves of the 1.7million Commonwealth servicemen and women who died during the two world wars, has released a War Graves App to help researchers locate places of remembrance at more than 23,000 sites in 153 countries.

The App can be downloaded for free on Windows, Android and Apple phones and other mobile devices (tablets) from and allows users to:
  • Discover war graves at former battlefields across the globe
  • Find war graves close to where they live
  • Download and navigate to a chosen war grave site
CWGC spokesperson Peter Francis said: “This is an amazing app for anyone interested not just in the World Wars but history in general.
Casualties of the two world wars are commemorated by the CWGC in every corner of the globe – from the mud of the old Western Front in Europe, to the scorched deserts of North Africa, to the jungles of the Far East.

"With the new App you can find directions to cemeteries or use the ‘near me’ function to see what sites are in your vicinity – never before has it been easier to find these places of remembrance locally and internationally.”