The CWGC commemorate the 1,700,000 men and women of the Commonwealth forces who died in the two world wars. Our cemeteries, burial plots and memorials are a lasting tribute to those who died in some 154 countries across the world. Our Register records details of Commonwealth war dead so that graves or names on memorials can be located.
Eton is on the north bank of the Thames directly opposite Windsor. It was formerly part of Buckinghamshire and transferred to Berkshire in 1997. It includes Eton Wick.
Even though Buckinghamshire is a relatively small county, recording the details of the thousands of Buckinghamshire men who lost their lives in the First World War is an intense undertaking for our small team. But we are enthusiastic and determined to make a worthwhile contribution. You will appreciate that even though the project is almost complete there are still a few gaps in the records and it is hoped that these gaps will be filled as the project progresses.
On this site you will find photographs of War Memorials in the local authority area of West Berkshire - and the wording inscribed upon them. Every legible name has been transcribed so you can search for any person of interest without knowing which memorial commemorates him/her.
Throughout Berkshire there are various memorials and rolls of honour dedicated to those men and women who fell in various wars. These memorials and rolls cover many centuries in some cases, mostly though it is World War One and Two. During any conflict there are certain acts of bravery or defiance that are noticeable above others. For these acts citations and medals have been awarded.
These web pages are designed to provide an inventory of War Memorials in Berkshire It is organised first by district and then by parish/town. Other settlements and hamlets will be dealt with under their Civil Parish name or district name if unparished.