The Shrouds

Remembering those who gave their all

72,396 shrouded figures 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. ‘Truly extraordinary’.


Buy a badge – Fund the Shrouds.

Help us fund 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 Commonwealth War Graves Foundation.

Shrouds of the Somme in the news

Shrouds of The Somme on BBC Breakfast News

Shrouds of the Somme on The One Show

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...

The Trench in South Gloucestershire

OPENING DATES & TIMES Saturday 29th September - Sunday 14th October 10am - 5pm Daily  'The Trench' stacked with the Shrouds will go on display at...

Shrouds of the Somme exhibition unveiled in Belfast

An evocative art installation remembering the thousands of servicemen from the Ulster and Irish regiments, or from Belfast, who died in the Battle...

Schools’ Programme Launched

SCHOOLS across the UK have been invited to join the Shrouds of the Somme Project as the nation marks the 100thanniversary of the end of the First...
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.