The Commonwealth War Graves Commission is responsible for erecting and maintaining uniform white headstones for soldiers from all associated nations of the British Commonwealth. These headstones were designed in the aftermath of the First World War to democratically honor all (white) men who served in the British army. It was only after going to Normandy that I learned that this headstone design was also used in later wars. Today every British soldier is entitled to such a headstone if he or she dies in service of the nation. Photo credit to author.

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