In case anyone has not yet heard of the initiative by the CWGC to resolve allegedly unrecorded WW1 and WW2 casualties, this is a link to the CWGC press release (January 2014): http://www.cwgc.org/media/169521/national_project_to_honour_unrecorded_world_war_casualties.pdf The three bodies involved in the process are: the CWGC; the National Army Museum; the Army. From this, one can assume the Army will adjudicate not just when the alleged unrecorded casualty was a soldier but also those who served in the RAF, Royal Navy, Merchant Navy and civilian casualties. The reasoning behind the project is as follows: "National Project to Honour Unrecorded World War Casualties 07 January 2014 The Commonwealth War Graves Commission (CWGC) will be working with the National Army Museum and the Army to investigate cases of First and Second World War Soldiers and officers who are currently not commemorated as war casualties. Every year, the Army receives a steady stream of claims from descendants and others who believe their loved ones names should be recognised. These missing names predominately relate to soldiers and officers who died of their injuries away from the battlefield. Many of these casualties died whilst still in service, but casualties who were discharged as unfit because of their injuries and subsequently died may also be eligible for commemoration. The CWGC will be working with the Museum and the Army to establish the individual's eligibility for official recognition of their sacrifice. The Commission's Commemorations Policy Manager, Nic Andrews said, "The Commonwealth War Graves Commission is looking forward to working with the National Army Museum and to ensuring those servicemen and women who died in the two world wars are commemorated in a manner befitting their sacrifice." David Bownes, Assistant Director of the National Army Museum, said: "Restoring honour to the casualties of the World Wars is a deserving enterprise and one that the National Army Museum's experts are well-equipped to investigate and substantiate." The British Army: "We are committed to ensuring all those who died as a result of their Service in the World Wars receive the recognition they deserve for their sacrifice and bravery. The partnership with the Commonwealth War Graves Commission and the National Army Museum will ensure that all those in the Army who gave their lives will be honoured. All three organisations are involved and committed to ensuring that the courage and sacrifice of soldiers and officers who died as a result of their service in the First or Second World Wars is not forgotten."