Several County Councils are undertaking an exciting project recording War Memorials across England. The aim of the project is to ensure that there is a lasting record of all War Memorials within the Counties detailing their inscriptions, locations and condition. The project is set to start during the commemoration of the centenary of World War One. The Archaeology teams in both counties, in conjunction with both County Record Offices, would like to collate the location, extent and condition of all war memorials and research the men on those memorials.
The Imperial War Museum have recorded many memorials but the IWM information is not comprehensive and there will be others in the parish which are not known about. The photographs which are obtained will also allow the archaeology teams to pass on any information to the War Memorials Trust about any memorials that may need a condition survey.
It is hoped by the end of the project, we will have a comprehensive list of all war memorials for the respective county councils to house on the Historic Environment Records.
Recording Remembrance is also being used by other Councils and projects to manage indexes of Names of soldiers and related personnel, and the system also acts as a research hub for a number of data sets