The War Graves Photographic Project

British and Commonwealth graves at Tyne Cot Cemetery, Belgium

The War Graves Photographic Project was originally established by a few individuals and is run by a small group of dedicated volunteers. The aim of the project is to create a photographic record of every British and Commonwealth war grave and memorial inscription from the First World War.

The project relies entirely on volunteers to take the photographs and estabish the photographic archive.

This is a huge task to be managed and undertaken on a voluntary basis by a small group of people. The project has been fully recognized by the Commonwealth War Graves Commission project and the two organizations now work together in close partnership.

Search the Database

You can search a database on the Project's website to find out if a photograph has been taken and archived for a specific casualty from the First World War buried or commemorated. Visit the War Graves Photographic Project database website:



A Guidance and Volunteer Policy is available to download from the project's website. All offers of help will be gratefully received but please be advised that there are specific guidelines to follow regarding the requirements for the photography before you submit photos.

Information & Contact Details

To find out more about the project visit the website:


Related Topic

War Graves for WW1 Dead on The Western Front

War Graves for WW1 Dead on The Western Front

Related Link

Commonwealth War Graves Commission

For information about the Commission and its work caring for the graves and memorials of British and Commonwealth Forces around the world visit the website: