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War Memorials

After the end of World War I, many memorials were erected across the country in memory of those who had lost their lives in the conflict. The names of those who fell in World War II and subsequent conflicts were often added to existing monuments. Alternatively, new memorials may have been created to honour these later casualties. These memorials were erected to honour those who had given their lives to secure peace and also to act as a reminder to subsequent generations that we should never forget their ultimate sacrifice.

The Imperial War Museum's War Memorials Archive is working to compile a record of all war memorials in the UK and to promote their appreciation, use and preservation.

Search for war memorials on the Commonwealth War Graves Commission website.

Search for war graves in Flintshire

War Memorial Trust

War Memorials Trust works for the protection and conservation of war memorials in the UK

Types of works we can fund

  • Conservation
  • Like-for-like repair
  • Structural repair/stabilisation
  • Reinstatement of lost elements that form an integral part of the design
  • Addition of names where they can be accommodated on the memorial
  • Professional condition surveys and structural reports

Types of work we cannot fund

  • New war memorials
  • Maintenance
  • Inappropriate work or methods
  • Relocation, unless the memorial is ‘at risk’ and as a last resort
  • Works to graves of any type
  • Applications to multiple schemes administered by the Trust for the same work
  • Where the work has already started or been completed