The website was updated on 27 Sep adding. We have now surpassed 11,110 casualties and Read more →
Welcome to the Cornwall Family History Society’s Cornwall’s War History website - a tribute to those brave people of Cornwall who served or laid down their lives in both World Wars and subsequent conflicts.
This is very much a work in progress and NOT a finished project, it changes almost daily and we have much more information to add
Thank you for your patience
The website grew out of our existing Monumental Inscription project. During the photographing of headstones in burial grounds around Cornwall we noted many war casualties remembered on family graves, some without names. In 2012, this led to the further research of their names and a subsequent need to record them. We felt that details of those who had served and died for their country and had a connection with Cornwall should be collated in one dedicated website and be accompanied by photographs of the individuals and the grave sites.
We also record those who lie in graves in Cornwall but who originated elsewhere.
Users are able to comment or add photographs of individuals or grave sites. All donated photographs will remain the copyright of the donor and be attributed as required.
We have attempted to use as few abbreviations as possible. However, certain fields were felt to be impractical to spell out on a recurring basis. These are primarily the nationality of the individual and their ship’s home nation. Those are listed here. Abbreviations
We are very grateful to those volunteers who have been part of this project from its conception and those who have willingly participated since. Acknowledgements
If you have any information, pictures or corrections contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org
In War: Resolution. In Defeat: Defiance. In Victory: Magnanimity. In Peace: Goodwill.
Winston S. Churchill, 1948.