Ministry Of Defence
Our future services, current appeals and past cases
Attend a full military honours funeral or rededication service
Our services are free to attend and a list of future services can be found below: please note, they are all subject to COVID regulations (British and local) and may be liable to cancellation or amendment at short notice. Local restrictions as to the numbers allowed to attend may also be in operation.
Sadly, the services previously shown here for September, October and November have had to be postponed due to COVID restrictions on travel to Italy, France and Belgium. We will publish new dates as soon as we are able to.
Help identify a missing soldier, sailor or airman
The MOD War Detectives need your help to trace the families of British casualties found on historical battlefields.
Our current appeals can be found below:
We are looking for the family of Private (6216337) Douglas Henry Dickson of the 2nd Battalion, the Devonshire Regiment. Pte Dickson was killed on 3 September 1944. He was born in November 1923 in Edmonton, Middlesex, to James and Olive (nee Elson) Dickson. He had at least 8 siblings; Olive (born 1917), Leonard (born 1919), Alexander (born 1921), Derek (born 1925), James (born 1928), Paul (born 1934), Stanley (born 1942) and Keith (date of birth unknown). Are you related to any of them or do you know anyone who is? Its possible that there are links to Epping in Essex.
Please email us at DBS-MODWarDetectives@mod.gov.uk. Thank you!
Our Past Cases
Details of some of the MOD War Detectives past cases can be found below:
- British soldiers killed during WW2 are honoured as they are laid to rest
- Services held for 2 Welsh brothers in arms killed during the Great War
- Grave of Royal Welsh Fusilier identified a century after his death in the Great War
- Family of World War 1 soldiers attend their relatives funeral a century after they gave their lives .