MOD War Detectives (the Joint Casualty and Compassionate Centre Commemorations team): our future services, current appeals and past cases

Find out about future services and what current appeals are ongoing.

Our future services, current appeals and past cases

The following services are planned for May 2023:

10 May 2023

2.30pm at Bedford House Cemetery, Belgium: A burial service for Private Robert Kenneth Malcolm of 140th Field Ambulance, Royal Army Medical Corps.

24 May 2023

9.30am at Larch Wood (Railway Cutting) Cemetery, Belgium. A rededication service for Second Lieutenant William Wallace Hutton, Royal Flying Corps and 7th Bn, London Regiment.

1pm at Dunkirk Town Cemetery, France. A rededication service for Pilot Officer Robert Alan West, 245 Squadron, Royal Air Force.

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Appeals for family

There are no appeals outstanding at this time.

Our Past Cases

Details of some of the MOD War Detectives’ past cases can be found below:

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Published 26 September 2019
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  49. Change to COVID restrictions in France.

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  51. Statement regarding ceremonial burials - Autumn 2021

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