Commonwealth Unknowns

For an up-to-date list of all projects that are under investigation, even if not yet in the reporting stage, please see my list on the Great War Forum (GWF):

Categories of the Unknown Project – Commonwealth Soldiers

The following is a list of reports submitted to the Commemorations Team of the Commonwealth War Graves Commission in Maidenhead, U.K. This list is for persons that are not Canadian, in the case of ground forces, or involve an additional person from another commonwealth country, in the case of air forces. There are many cases where one of the crew was British and the other was South African, Canadian, Australian or a New Zealander. The nationalities are specified in the reports. This list now also includes reports on mis-identifications that have been reported to the CWGC.

This list does not include the many minor submissions by the author to the CWGC for corrections to headstones or records that were uncovered during the research project. Those are generally submitted to CWGC Enquiries by e-mail. Significant cases are included on the list from the GWF postings.

The following updates have been made to this page on these dates:

  • 21 September 2018: the case list was updated to indicate the approval status during the format review process.
  • 3 December 2018: the page was updated to also list reports by other GWF/CEFSG members who submitted reports with the assistance of the LMC Great War Research Company.
  • 31 December 2018: the page was updated to include major correction reports that were the subject of a detailed report, as compared to minor correction reports that are submitted directly to CWGC Enquiries by email.

Under Review by the Ministry of Defence, Defence Business Services, Joint Casualty and Compassionate Centre (Phase 3):

Accepted by CWGC (Phase 1) for further review by the Service Authorities (Phase 2) and/or the Joint Casualty and Compassionate Centre (Phase 3):

Accepted by CWGC (Phase 1) for further review and Rejected by the Service Authorities (Phase 2) and/or the Joint Casualty and Compassionate Centre (Phase 3):

Correction Reports that have been submitted to the CWGC:

Reports that have been submitted to the CWGC and assigned a case number, that have not been “bumped up” to the next stage of approvals (above):

Reports that have been prepared by others, with the support of the LMC Great War Project, and now submitted to the CWGC: