War cemetery in Oxford gets QR Code panels

POSTED BY on Nov 9 under QR Codes

At the war graves at Botley Cemetery a QR Code panel has been installed that can be scanned with a mobile device.

The panel is marking the start of a campaign by the CWG Commission to install panels at over 500 locations around Europe.

To mark the Remembrance Sunday at Botley Cemetery about 700 people are expected.

Once the QR Code is scanned it will allow users to gain information about the 670 people buried there.

By 2014, QR Codes will link people to information and the history of 500 locations and tell stories using diaries, text, photographs, audio and letters.

The QR Code at the Botley Cemetery is connecting users to the Ralph Wingrove story, a Royal Air Force operator who reported the time he spent in the Middle East with photo gallery from 1938 to 1945.

Wingrove and his crew were killed in 1945 when a bomber crashed near Leicester.

The new system allows people to continue to add information and other stories as the campaign develops.

The QR Codes are linked to an interactive guestbook, so visitors can leave their comments.

The complete roll out of the QR Codes across European WWI locations is to be completed by 2014.

Source: cwgc.org

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