War memorials

Selby District Council is responsible for the war memorial in Selby Park. The District has a number of war memorials throughout the parishes and towns. These are the responsiblity of the relevant town or parish council.

There are a number of websites who are dedicated to remembering those who died in the wars which have been fought by Britain. They include:

Roll of Honour - This site is dedicated to those men and women who fell fighting for their country.

War Memorial Project - Volunteer effort to document the graves and memorials of British Service Personnel from 1914 to the present day.

Commonwealth War Graves Commission - The Commission was established by Royal Charter in 1917. Its duties are to mark and maintain the graves of the members of the forces of the Commonwealth who were killed in the two World Wars, to build memorials to those who have no known grave and to keep records and registers, including, after the Second World War, a record of the Civilian War Dead.

UK National Inventory of War Memorials - The UK National Inventory of War Memorials is an information-gathering project. It aims to create a database of information of all known war memorials in the UK, estimated at between 50,000 to 60,000.