The Memorial Forest

Memorial to the Missing

PROJECT LOCATION
Brookwood, Surrey

PROJECT COMPLETION
Feb 2024

 

Memorials to the Missing commemorate casualties with no known grave. They are the official place of commemoration for a named casualty and are considered of equal significance to an identified grave. They were intended to be a place where a family could mourn their lost loved one; as Field Marshall Lord Plumer said at the unveiling of one of the most iconic CWGC Memorials, the Ypres (Menin Gate) Memorial:

He is not missing; he is here’

It is one of the Land Forces Memorials, each of which commemorates war casualties of the Commonwealth armies and other Commonwealth land forces who died in a particular campaign, or theatre of war, within certain predetermined dates.

There are also National Memorials which commemorate war casualties of a single Commonwealth country in a specific theatre of war. They perform the dual role of a national and a campaign memorial, for example, the Vimy Memorial

Over 130,000 Commonwealth servicemen and women are commemorated on our Memorials to the Missing across the UK.

SERVICES PROVIDED
RIBA work stages 0-7: