Sir Fabian Ware
Person Male Born 17/6/1869 Died 29/4/1949
Founder of the Imperial War Graves Commission. Born Bristol. Became a teacher, moved into education management and worked in the Transvaal. Back in Britain he edited a newspaper.
In WW1, too old for the army, he served in the ambulance service of the Red Cross. In this job he saw the need for a formal, organised, method of marking and recording graves. He set up and ran the Graves Registration Commission, and after the war he created the Imperial War Graves Commission, acting as the Vice-Chair until 1948. Died at home in Gloucestershire. In 1960 the IWGC was renamed the Commonwealth War Graves Commission.