In a message dated 10/10/2005 05:55:44 GMT Standard Time,
Matt asked why the cemeteries don't make their data public. I beliveThere are plenty of archives, usually public ones, which are open free,
in full or in part, to the public. To take a few examples - the Commonwealth
War Graves Commission, Canadian National Archives, National Archives of
Australia, The London Gazette. These are available on the Internet. Some of
these and others can be visited personally where sight of the archives is free.