In collaboration with Shrouds of the Somme, the Commonwealth War Graves Commission is gathering your stories, diary extracts and images for the more than 72,000 casualties commemorated on the CWGC Thiepval Memorial.



About the project

To mark the centenary of the end of the First World War in 2018, 72,396 shrouded figures will be laid out in London, one for each of the servicemen commemorated on the Thiepval Memorial. Shrouds of the Somme is an extraordinarily powerful piece of commemorative art which will resonate around the world. The enormous scale brings a genuine sense of the true cost of the conflict, while remembering the individuals who gave their all. Through the collation of photos and details of the lives of the casualties, we will humanise the names on the Thiepval Memorial and help future generations discover and cherish the stories of those who gave their today for our tomorrow.



Upload a Story

  • Upload a photo or diary extract
  • Tell us about the casualty commemorated on the Thiepval Memorial you are remembering:
Step 1 - Go to the CWGC website and search for the casualty's record by entering their Last Name, First Name, and Thiepval Memorial in the 'Cemetery or Memorial' box
Step 2 - Copy the URL for their page and paste in the 'Casualty URL' box on this form
Step 3 - Enter the casualty's full name and their story in the 'Tell us about the casualty' box on this form
Please do not include your personal details in this box
  • Please note: only the stories of casualties on the Thiepval Memorial will be published
  • Tell us about yourself – your full name, email address, and where applicable your relationship to the casualty
  • Submissions will be reviewed before posting
  • Posts can take up to 48 hours to appear on the website. Please return later to see your post




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