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Remembrance Day 2021:
Memorial Wall for Forces’ Dead with No Marked Grave

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In the annual commemoration of Remembrance Day, the armed forces’ mental health charity PTSD Resolution invites relatives of veterans of the UK services who died without a known grave to post details to the online Memorial Wall.

Colonel Tony Gauvain (Retired), chairman of PTSD Resolution, whose father was killed in action in Singapore in 1942, says:

“The memorial wall serves as a tribute to those in the British and Commonwealth armed forces, who were killed in action and reported as missing presumed dead - some 33,000 individuals in world war two - and who do not have any gravestone by which to honour their memory. 

“PTSD Resolution is proud to have launched this online Memorial Wall for those wishing to remember, and by doing so, to support the recovery of the mental health of veterans and reservists who have survived and also family members who may be affected.

“The Commonwealth War Graves Commission provides the #ShareYourTribute service, where relatives can submit photos and tributes; but for many relatives, there is no grave to visit. This puts an additional mental strain on the bereaved.”

Tony Gauvain’s father Major Rowland de Putron Gauvain was posted as Brigade Major, 8 Indian Infantry Brigade, Kota Bahru. In 1942, injured in confused fighting in the Turong Road area of Singapore, he was reported as killed in action by the Japanese, at the fall of Singapore. His final resting place is unknown.

Thiepval Memorial to the Missing of the Somme in France bears the names of 72,090 British and Commonwealth combatants, all of whom went missing in action during the Battle of the Somme, were never found and who have no known grave

Relatives of fallen veterans can submit details and on the PTSD Resolution website. There is no charge: visitors are invited to make a charitable contribution to the work of PTSD Resolution in providing free mental health therapy to traumatised veterans, reservists and their families. 

Relatives can also check and upload to the website of the Commonwealth War Graves Commission.

PTSD Resolution, Charity No. 1133188, provides therapy for the mental welfare of Forces’ Veterans, Reservists and their families. Treatment is free and delivered locally through a network of 200 therapists nationwide, and also by phone and the internet.

Founded in 2009, and with over 3,000 referrals to date, the charity delivers therapy in an average of six sessions, with 78% of cases seeing an improvement in reported symptoms to where the client and therapist agree that no further therapy is required.

For information contact www.PTSDresolution.org 


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