The Shrouds

We will remember them

72,396 shrouded figures all made by one man. Each represents a British Commonwealth serviceman killed at the Somme who has no known grave, many of whose bodies were never recovered from the battlefields.

Shrouds in London

See the Shrouds of the Somme

This November all 72,396 Shrouds will be laid out together in Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park for the first and only time. This event is FREE and open to the public from 8th – 18th November


Buy a badge – Fund the Shrouds.

Help us meet the cost of making the Shrouds by buying a limited edition numbered enamel badge. All profits from the Shrouds will be donated to SSAFA the armed forces charity and the Commonwealth War Graves Foundation.

Shrouds of the Somme in the News

Shrouds of the Somme on BBC Breakfast

Shrouds of the Somme on the One Show

The Trench Exhibition finishes and Shrouds in the News

The Trench at Aerospace Bristol The Trench exhibition at Aerospace Bristol concluded on Sunday with several thousand visitors over the weekend. This...

‘Lost Lives’ Shrouds on display at Thiepval Memorial in France

An exhibit of 1,561 Shrouds, each with a cross marking the deaths on every day of the First World War has been laid out at the CWGC Thiepval...

The Trench in Filton

Last Saturday the Trench opened at Aerospace Bristol in Filton, South Gloucestershire. The Trench is a vast, freestanding immersive sculpture where...

Shrouds of the Somme Crowdfunding Campaign

Today we launched a Kickstarter crowdfunding campaign, selling uniquely numbered enamel pin badges to raise the last bit of money that we need to...

Her Royal Highness The Princess Royal to visit Shrouds of the Somme

HER ROYAL HIGHNESS Princess Anne will visit the Shrouds of the Somme memorial at London’s Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park in November as the nation...
Stories from the Thiepval Memorial

Working together with the Commonwealth War Graves Commission, we are gathering your stories and images of the 72,396 servicemen represented by the shrouds, whose names are engraved on the CWGC Thiepval Memorial.