Maritime Foundation Memorial Book

Maritime Foundation Memorial BookWhilst the Commonwealth War Graves Commission provides memorials to people killed in war, many who have been lost at sea - whether during peacetime or in war - have had no such memorial. The Memorial Book for those lost at sea was established by the Maritime Foundation to provide just such an enduring memorial. It records the names and circumstances of the deaths of people lost at sea with no known grave. To see a list of the current entries, please click on the image of the Memorial Book to download a copy.

Entry is open to all who have been lost from ships, inshore craft, offshore installations and from beaches and who have no known grave. A small charge is levied to cover the costs of inserting entries into the Memorial Book. If you have a relative or friend whom you would like commemorated in the book, you can download an application form here. A Service of Thanksgiving is held in October each year for friends and families to commemorate those whose names have been entered in the Memorial Book. Sadly, due to the Covid restrictions it was not possible to hold the service in the church in the usual way. However, a short Service of Remembrance was held online and is available to watch on the Maritime Foundation's YouTube channel HERE.

The Memorial Book remains on permanent display at All Hallows, but the Foundation has also undertaken the digitisation of the entries to make these records available to a much wider audience. As the Lost At Sea website expands, it will be of interest not only to families and friends, but also to historians, archivists and educationalists. Funds from the Lost At Sea Appeal have been used to launch the website and make a short film which can be viewed online, but further funding is needed for future development. To access the records online, please visit