Own one of the Shrouds

You can now own one of the Shrouds from the installation, each with one of the 72,000 servicemen’s names and CWGC details. Or purchase a special commemorative photo book. See our online shop or donate to the project here

Shrouds in London

Around 85,000 people visited the Shrouds of the Somme at the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park this November including more than 4,000 children. Thank you to all those who helped make Rob’s vision a reality. Read more…

The Shrouds Story

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 of the Somme in the News

85,000 people visit Shrouds of the Somme in London

All 72,396 Shrouds of the Somme were laid out from 5 November by VolkerFitzpatrick and soldiers of 1 Royal Anglian at the Queen Elizabeth Olympic...

Shrouds of the Somme – The First Week

It has been a week since we opened here in London’s Queen Elizabeth Park and so much has happened. The set up went extremely well and we finished...

Rob wraps the final shroud

At around 9pm last night Rob wrapped the final shrouded figure - number 72,396 - after 4 years of working up to ten hours a day to create his...

West Ham United

We are very grateful to West Ham United for their support for Shrouds of the Somme. They have printed over 25,000 flyers and posters for the event...

Shrouds News – Promo video, West Ham, Dan Snow and the last shroud

We’re getting very close to opening... Last week we released a one minute promo video for our installation in London. The film features some...

Shrouds of the Somme on BBC Breakfast

Shrouds of the Somme on the One Show

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.