Looking Up Shaftesbury’s Wartime Heroes

The Commonwealth War Graves Commission wants to encourage Shaftesbury area residents to look out for memorials listed in local churchyards.

Rebecca Smith, public engagement coordinator for the South West, demonstrates their impressive online tools which allow residents to discover whether war heroes lived in their homes, street or village.

Enmore Green war memorial

Rebecca demonstrates how life stories can be uncovered when she looks up the records for former residents of Salisbury Street, Layton Lane and Cann Common.