Roll of Honour
The Normandy Memorial Trust has brought together the names of the 22,254 service men and women who died serving under British command during D Day and the Normandy Campaign.
You can now search the database for fellow veterans, relatives or friends.
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The below information explains how the Trust has collected the names for the Memorial’s Roll of Honour.
The British Normandy Memorial will bear the names of British personnel and those serving under British command, who died while taking part in the Battle of Normandy.
Non-British personnel killed while serving in British units, such as the many individuals from the Commonwealth who died serving with Royal Air Force squadrons, will be included. However individuals who were serving in units (such as ships, army battalions or air forces squadrons) that belonged to other national forces will not be.
The most clearly defined group of individuals who fall under the above criteria are those who are buried or commemorated in Normandy. “Commemorated” in this case means that the individual does not have a known grave because their body was not recovered, or if recovered was not identified. In addition, individuals will also be included on the memorial who are buried or commemorated outside Normandy but who died on missions connected to the Battle. These include sailors killed while patrolling the flanks of the invasion area to defend the Allied fleet. Also included would be airmen killed while making attacks which aimed to slow the flow of German reinforcements to the fighting in Normandy, even if they took place some distance from the battlefield. Special forces personnel serving elsewhere in France who were acting in support of the campaign would also be included on the memorial.
We have taken great care in researching the individuals who will be included on the memorial, but welcome any comments or suggestions for names that you believe may have been omitted.