1. Who is a War Widow?

A person is accepted to be a War Widow if the death of their spouse or partner is a direct result of, is attributable to, or hastened, by their Service in the Armed Forces.

2. What is so special about War Widows?

It is the unique nature of service and family life in the Armed Forces that makes War Widows special. Armed Forces personnel must be prepared to respond to the calls of the government of the day, and where necessary, put their lives on the line. The Armed Forces exist to face the challenges and dangers to our security when politics and diplomacy fail.