The Unknown Project

I had forgotten to post to the BLOG that a new category had been set up in PUBLICATIONS for the UNKNOWN PROJECT. These reflect the results of research by the author (with support from CEFSG or GWF Team Members) to match the graves sites in CWGC Commonwealth Cemeteries to those that were killed in the Great War of 1914-1921 (World War One, First World War).

That page contains links to the reports of either CANADIAN UNKNOWNS or alternatively COMMONWEALTH UNKNOWNS. The difference is that the Canadian Reports are submitted to the CWGC Agency in Ottawa, Canada and the Commonwealth Reports are submitted to the CWGC Head Office in Maidenhead, England.

The image below is the text added to the new headstone for Corporal Martin Carroll, the first case accepted in this project. His new headstone is located in the Villers-Bretonneux Military Cemetery in France.

New finds (reports) are published on Twitter @

You will find that the TWEETS are noted as:

  1. For the Canadians:
    • #CEF_FOUND – the grave was located and a report was filed
    • #CEF_HELP – we need some help finding this person
    • #CEF_CORRECTION – reports an error on a CWGC record or headstone
  2. For the Commonwealth:

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