How do you choose a soldier?

Do you want to tell the story of a soldier from the British Commonwealth (United Kingdom, Canada, Australia or New Zealand)?


1. It is possible that there is a Commonwealth war cemetery in your municipality. If this is not the case, it is also possible that Commonwealth soldiers are buried in a town near you.

2. Then go to the website of the Commonwealth War Graves Commission (www.cwgc.org), click Search and search our records the name of your cemetery.

3. Once on top of the cemetery of your choice, click on Cemetery Reports footer. You then end up on a list of all Commonwealth soldiers buried in this cemetery.
 
4. Select a soldier of the Second World War (see the date of death). The information about your soldier will now appear.

5. Check on www.facebook.com/liveandremember that is not yet a fan page made for your soldier.


An American WWII soldier?

1. Go to the website of the American Battle Monuments Commission (www.abmc.gov) and click on Search ABMC Databases - World War II. Choose the name of a cemetery.
 
There are two large American cemeteries in Belgium: Henri-Chapelle American Cemetery and Memorial Ardennes American Cemetery and Memorial.

2. Select 'ALL' for the State field, and field cemetery choose one of two American cemeteries in Belgium.
 
3. You get an alphabetical list of all the American soldiers buried in this cemetery.

4. Select a soldier checking a fan page has already been created in honour of your soldier.

Other ways to proceed

    * You can visit the cemetery or a cemetery "outside" of your city.
    
* You can take a look at www.wwgraves.be. This website provides a list of all war cemeteries in Belgium.