What are artefacts?
The term 'artefact' refers to items, such as personal belongings, that are recovered with a soldier, and these are used in the identification process. Examples of personal artefacts that have been recovered with soldiers’ remains include watches, religious medals, crucifixes, letters, bibles and photographs. Artefacts are examined by an UWC-A subject matter expert and are a crucial element of the investigation because they are an excellent indication of the nationality of the deceased.
What will happen to artefacts attributed to an identified soldier?
If a soldier is identified and personal artefacts are recovered, relatives are contacted and consulted. Personal artefacts are offered to the family and military artefacts may be offered to museums and memorials.
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