United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland
Practice Relating to Rule 116. Accounting for the Dead
Section C. Marking of graves and access to gravesites
The UK Military Manual (1958) provides that graves “must be marked so that they may always be found”.
The UK LOAC Manual (2004) states:
7.36. Graves must be respected and properly maintained. They must be marked so that they may always be found … Graves registration services must be officially established at the outbreak of hostilities and, as soon as circumstances permit, the adverse parties and any other concerned authorities are required to seek agreement for:
b. Access to those grave sites by relatives of the deceased and the representatives of the official graves registration services.