Monday, 26 June 2017

In From The Cold

Do you know of someone from the British Commonwealth who died during the two world wars or shortly thereafter due to war-related causes but whose sacrifice is not recognized?
The In From The Cold Project was formed more than ten years ago to research and identify all service men and women missed from the Commonwealth War Graves Commission Debt of Honour database. To date 4,150 people have been added owing to the IFC project. Six were added on 17 June.
The project also provide a route to submitting corrections to the Debt of Honour database that may have crept in during digitization or at some other stage.
Don't make the mistake I made. Had I known about IFC I could have short-circuited a tortuous process I took, initially, through the Department of Veterans Affairs, to have Private John K McLean buried at Beechwood Cemetery added to the CWGC database and to the headstone he shares with Private W J Royston.

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