Where is my relative buried overseas?

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There are many resources available to you to locate where a Canadian soldier is buried or commemorated.  These are two very helpful sites:

  • Veterans Affairs Canada’s Canadian Virtual War Memorial.

  • The Commonwealth War Graves Commission can help you find the war dead and cemeteries of 1.7 million men and women of the Commonwealth forces who died during the First and Second World Wars among the 23,000 cemeteries, memorial and other locations worldwide where they are commemorated.

Something to think about

People travel overseas to tour the great battlefields of the First and Second World Wars and visit the gravesite of relatives.  Those who have gone often describe it as a profound and moving experience.  You may want to consider something like this for your next trip.