How should we treat the war dead? For many the answer is logical, given the long history of remembrance that dates to the Great War of 1914-18. However for those who fell before this conflict, there are no cemeteries maintained by organisations such as the Commonwealth War Graves Commission. On the contrary, the remains of the dead from conflicts predating WW1 are regarded as objects of study, and in some cases are used as museum exhibits.
Join the Napoleonic & Revolutionary War Graves, a new initiative established to address this issue, for their free online launch event on 19th October 2021, at 19:00 UK time. Charity Chair Zack White will be explaining the ethos behind the charity’s vision, when it comes to commemoration of conflict from the period 1775-1815. Exploring memory and memorialisation in the early nineteenth century, the event will outline the charity’s plans for the future, and the research it will be conducting to help the public connect with their ancestors who fought during this tumultuous period.
Bookings for this free online event can be made at: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/napoleonic-revolutionary-war-graves-charity-launch-tickets-170476152762