Lincoln cemetery gets interactive memorial panel

A cemetery in uphill Lincoln, containing a number of war graves, had a special interactive information panel installed.

The panel was be erected by the Commonwealth War Graves Commission (CWGC) at Lincoln Cemetery on Newport on September 6, aiming to raise awareness of sacrifices made by servicemen and women in both of the world wars.

It hosts a range of information regarding the cemetery and memorial, but a scannable QR code gives visitors extra information on those buried there, such as personal stories about some of the casualties.

QR codes can be scanned by smartphones to deliver special content. Photo: Steve Smailes for The Lincolnite

QR codes can be scanned by smartphones to deliver special content. Photo: Steve Smailes for The Lincolnite

Stories include that of Flying Ace Captain Guy Patrick Spence Reid MC and Bombardier Harry Collier Warren, and Mary Satchell, who served with the Queen Alexandra’s Imperial Military Nursing Service.

The panel is one of over 100 being installed across the country to help provide people with more information on the First World War during its centenary.

CWGC’s Peter Francis said: “Commonwealth War Graves Commission cemeteries and memorials will be the focus for many acts of remembrance over the coming years and this initiative will help inform visitors of the historical context which brought these places into being, while putting a human face to the names of those who died.

“It is a powerful means of combining traditional methods with new technology to ensure we never forget.”