During the First and Second World Wars, close to 120,000 Jewish soldiers from the Commonwealth fought for HM Armed Forces. Approximately 4,500 lost their lives.
In 2010 I uploaded my research on the casualties from the Second World War, during which almost 3,000 Jewish soldiers died fighting for the Crown
To mark the centenary of the outbreak of the First World War and as a perpetual memorial to all those who fell, www.jewishwargraves.org has also made the burial and military records of Jewish servicemen and women who died in that conflict available online in this searchable database.
The idea is primarily to help those family members seeking to visit the graves of their loved ones and also those who are simply visiting the cemeteries to pay their respects to the servicemen and women who made the ultimate sacrifice.
The JWG website provides a means to search for information on casualties by name and by several other categories such as cemetery or memorial, area of burial (eg Normandy / Calvados), regiment, nationality, etc.
Using the quick search facility below, users will be able to find information about particular servicemen or women, or for more complex queries, reports can be generated from the Casualties Tab.
Of particular benefit, users of this site will be able to print a report listing Jewish casualties within a cemetery or a region giving the exact location of their graves, thus making it much easier to find and visit their final resting places. This report can be best accessed through the Cemeteries Tab. Full plot details can be found on the printed version of the report, which contains more information than the on-screen report.
I hope you find this site a useful tool and I would welcome any comments or suggestions, which can be emailed to me at .
Daniel Levy - March 2014