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Update 17th December 2021

Where has the time gone?

It is well over twenty-five years since we first began visiting and recording VC memorials. In that time, we’ve travelled extensively and been assisted by so many others to help build a first-hand record of all memorials worldwide.

Part way through this time we discussed at length what we should do with all our images and the idea was born to create an online VC memorial website and educational tool for anyone wishing to research a particular VC or group of VCs. We suspect that not a day has gone by that we have not done something to help build the record. We all knew that it was never going to be easy. What has surprised us is how many memorials are still being discovered and it seems that every week a new or old memorial not widely known about is uncovered.

There are so many people to thank, and the list is very long. Hopefully what we have started to build recognises all those that have helped. We are conscious that the VCs are the most important people in all of this. We would like to recognise the work of the Morrison family, in particular Mark and his daughter, for the hours they have spent inputting all that we have collected for the website.


The significance of this update is that we are so pleased to announce that we have now completed phase one of the website which was to add every VC to it. This is one stage of many but the one which was always going to take some time. The second phase now is to carry out some editing, much of which has come directly from VC family members who have taken the time to contact us with information and from fellow researchers. As we’ve worked through adding twenty-five VCs at a time, we have also been building a collection of new images which now also need to be added, several thousand in fact, so much work still to be done.

We are sure the website will continue to grow and evolve, and we will of course do all we can to continue to ensure that our VCs are never forgotten through the memorials dedicated to them all over the world.