The following LINKS relate to various web-sites and people with whom 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.
https://www.reddit.com/r/UpliftingNews/comments/5t2guy/man_spends_65k_traveling_17_countries_to/#bottom-comments Such ‘mentions’ are always appreciated as they advertise the availability of the images and this particular one (as of April 2018) has generated over 170 responses to-date. Please feel free to submit details about ASIAWARGRAVES to those forums/social media outlets/websites who may be able to create a web-link to it. Thank You
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.
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.”
https://www.legerbattlefields.co.uk/ A well-established tour company which provides 60+ tours (all accompanied by professional guides) to WW1, WW2 and other battlefield locations.
Some of my friends have used their services and speak very highly of them!
LEST WE FORGET