THE Royal British Legion is calling on the public to leave tributes to more than 626,000 unremembered Servicemen and women who served in the Army and gave their lives in the First World War.
During the First World War, 984,000 Army personnel made the ultimate sacrifice and never returned home. Members of the public have so far left 358,000 tributes to these individuals on the Legion’s Every One Remembered website, leaving around 626,000 unremembered.
The Legion developed Every One Remembered in partnership with the Commonwealth War Graves Commission in order to individually commemorate more than one million Commonwealth Servicemen and women who were killed during the First World War.
And as we approach the end of the First World War centenary, the charity is reissuing its call for tributes to be made.
Catherine Davies, head of remembrance at The Royal British Legion, said: “As we approach the end of the centenary, we would love to see each and every one of these men and women individually commemorated. Leaving a personal tribute, however long or short is an opportunity to take part in a truly historic and significant act of Remembrance.
“More than 1.1 million Servicemen and women gave their lives in the First World War so that future generations could live theirs. Please play your part and help us leave no man or woman unremembered.”
You can make your commemoration at everyoneremembered.org. Choose to commemorate someone you know – a relative or person on your local war memorial – or someone randomly selected for you.