Links to sites/people that I work with and recommend to you.

These sites may be able to assist those of you seeking data and/or images concerning events – involving British/British Commonwealth Forces and their Allies – during periods of conflict in Asia. Collectively: they can provide data and/or images relating to those who served as military personnel, as civilian administrators and, in both cases, their dependents – who may have accompanied them.

http://www.cwgc.org  The organisation responsible for the maintenance of all British Commonwealth cemeteries here in Asia. Their database is the first point-of-inquiry for those looking for details concerning the 1.7 million military casualties of both WW1 and WW2. Please note that an estimated c45% of these casualties have no-known-grave – BUT – their names can be found on memorials instead.

WIKIPEDIA – provides an excellent summary of the CWGC here.

http://www.hut-six.co.uk  A great site for additional information concerning casualties and events from WW1, WW2 and beyond.

http://ww2talk.com/index.php?forums/war-grave-photographs.58/  Since 2010, all 100+ posts of my visits to all countries and cemeteries in Asia have been recorded here. This link takes you directly to them  – via their War Grave Photographs Forum – and, at the same time, to a great website populated by ‘professionals’ !  p.s. my posts come under the username – BUCKLT –  and include cemetery descriptions, assorted images/video-links and summary of photos taken.

http://www.britishwargraves.co.uk  A wonderful site – run by Mick – providing free images of graves and memorials from all over the world.

http://www.powtaiwan.org  Another great site – run by Michael – and dealing with POWs (and associated camps) in Taiwan (Formosa) during WW2.

http://www.bacsa.org.uk/  A fascinating group who record the locations of known and old/forgotten cemeteries, monuments and inscriptions in South Asia.

http://www.cofepow.org.uk/pages/asia.html  Another great site with wonderful support – including articles and images – from Asia during WW2.

http://www.hongkongwardiary.com/  Run by Tony and covering events in Hong Kong during WW2.

http://www.chinditslongcloth1943.com/  All about the Chindits in Myanmar/Burma during WW2 – and it’s run by Steve.

http://www.tbrconline.com/  All about the Thai-Burma Death Railway. A must-see… and all thanks to the efforts of Rod Beattie.

Telegraph article about Death Railway Museum in Burma. Opened 2015-2016.

https://nationalfepowfellowship.org.uk/  A site dedicated to assisting former Far East POWs, their wives and widows.

https://www.poppyfactory.org/poppies-crosses-and-wreaths/  Good people – since 1922 – continuing to do great things!

http://www.nmbva.co.uk/cemeteries_where_they_are_buried.htm  National Malaya & Borneo Veterans Association UK. Dealing with WW2, The Malayan Emergency and the Borneo/Indonesian Confrontation and thereafter.

https://www.southafricawargraves.org/   To archive photographs of every single South African & Rhodesian war grave from the 2nd Anglo-Boer War, Bambatha Rebellion, WW1, Rand Revolt, WW2, Korea, Freedom Struggle, Angola-Border War, Non World War and Police to the present day.

http://www.roll-of-honour.com/Links/  A great site with one of the best collection of LINKS I’ve seen anywhere!

http://www.britishlegion.org.uk/   and   https://www.ssafa.org.uk/   Both wonderful organisations, and having worked with them as a Case Officer for a period of 5 years, I can attest to the great (and never ending) volume of work carried out by their staff, in support of present and former members of our Armed Forces. Please: if you are considering a volunteer role and/or giving towards a Forces Charity and/or writing-updating your Will – keep them in mind – Thank You.

http://www.undyingmemory.net/    Another great example detailing the efforts of what one individual can achieve to help us remember those war casualties from local villages, towns, cities and counties. To-date, Tony has helped record, and, in the process, keep alive, the sacrifices of 3000+ individuals interred/commemorated in 100+ memorials and cemeteries scattered throughout the world.

http://1914-1918.invisionzone.com/forums/    Via their – Great War Forum – a site dedicated to discussions about WW1.

http://mhg.mymalaya.com/off_died.htm   An active Group in Malaysia dealing with Aviation and Military Archaeology Research Projects.

http://www.britainssmallwars.co.uk/asia.html  An interesting site dealing with many of our long-forgotten wars.

http://www.nzwargraves.org.nz/   Home to The New Zealand War Graves Project.

http://www.hancocks-london.com/victoria-cross  All about the people who have made every Victoria Cross since 1856.

http://www.victoriacross.org.uk/  Lots of details – including names of all winners – of the Victoria Cross.

http://www.ww1cemeteries.com/ww1cemeteries/linkspage.htm  A site dealing with WW1 and providing a great collection of links.

http://www.australianwargraves.org/  Another site providing images of Australian War Graves.

http://www.unmck.or.kr/eng_index.php  United Nations Memorial Cemetery Korea (UNMCK). From their website:  ”Here at the United Nations Memorial Cemetery in Korea, the only one of its kind in the world, rest heroic brave soldiers from a number of UN nations, who sacrificed their lives for world peace and freedom.”