Death and Service

There are more than 300,000 Commonwealth War Graves in the UK, in more than 13,000 locations around the country. As a keen amateur genealogist and social history buff, they have always intrigued me, and the aim of this site is to shine a light onto the people behind the names engraved on the headstones.

Death and Service: The Commonwealth War Graves of Somerset is now available in paperback and eBook both online and orderable in most good bookshops.

Featuring the stories of more than 250 of the First World War servicemen and women who were laid to rest in the county, you can purchase a copy by clicking on the picture (right) or the link at the top of the page.


Click on the image above to see a list of the regiments researched.


Click on the image above to see a random entry from the collection.

Chatham Air Raid 1917
Women of World War One

Family Connections

Commonwealth War Graves from the camera of CKPonderingsToo

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