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Roll of Honour – About us

Please note that as of 9th February 2008 there are around 900+ memorials
to be put on-line and 750+ pages to be edited. We are currently working
on those received in early 2006 – so there is a backlog. Please be
aware that we cannot answer emails relating to family history and
we cannot perform research on a one to one basis. Due to the lack
of resource it is not always possible for us to reply to emails, especially
research of individuals. We are not a full-time organisation with
staff, we are amateurs trying to collate as much information as we
can. As such we research memorials as and when we can. The volume
of emails received precludes us from answering all but we do try.
This
site is dedicated to those men and women who fell fighting
for their country. Recorded here are various war memorials
within a variety of counties, it is fully intended to complete
as many war memorials in the United Kingdom as possible. The
counties and the war memorials completed for each are listed
on a separate page.
Photographs have been taken of the majority of the memorials,
details of the men included and their photographs where possible.
All counties are based on the pre-1974 reorganisation of the
political divisions in the United Kingdom. The main sections
have a menu at the top of the page of sections
that are available, these are on drop down lists. A site
map has been provided as well.
IN
MEMORY OF
LYNDA SMITH
WHO PASSED AWAY DECEMBER 2007
A PROLIFIC CONTRIBUTOR
TO THIS SITE
SHE WILL BE SORELY MISSED
The
war memorials and rolls of honour cover a variety of regiments,
airfields and
air bases as well as the memorials and cemeteries in the countries
overseas where the men fell.
Much
of the information has been found using the Commonwealth
War Graves Commission site. To supplement this information
the Soldiers Died in the Great War CD’s and the Roll of Honour
books all available from Naval
& Military Press were also used. Other resources
include the London Gazette, Local Newspapers, facts from family
member’s and various other pieces of information from old
books and magazines.
All
the information here has been supplied by volunteers. If you
have any information about the various items appearing here
or wish to supply information then please use the feedback
form. We will publish searchable databases and war memorials
plus photographs accreditation being to those who own or have
supplied the various content.
For
those of you wanting to visit the places where these men and
women are buried we have compiled a page devoted to Tour
companies that specialise in this area.
Aims
of this web site
This website:
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this site
See
our on-line bookstore
DONATIONSThis
site is maintained solely by volunteers and is funded by them as private
individuals. This includes the purchase of photographs, books, rolls of
honour plus the running costs of the site. We have always intended to
make this site free to all. If you have gained from this site then please
consider making a donation through PayPal by clicking on the donation
button. Thank you. If
you would like to donate but not on-line then cheques can be made payable
to, and sent to:Martin
Edwards
88 Laurel Walk
Kempston
Bedford
MK42 7NT
Query
Policy
Due
to the lask of resource it is not always possible for us to
reply to emails, especially research of individuals. We are
not a full-time organisation with staff, we are amateurs trying
to collate as much information as we can. As such we research
memorials as and when we can. The volume of emails received
precludes us from answering all but we do try.
Occasionally
people are looking, for a variety of reasons, for various
families of those who died in conflict. The latest requests
are held on the Information Requests
page.
While
many many have been collated into the Commonwealth War Graves
Commission web site there are an estimated 45,000 names
are missing from the Commission registers. The Campaign
for War Grave Commemorations (www.cwgc.co.uk)
aim is to have uncommemorated servicemen willingly accepted
by the Commonwealth War Graves Commission, regardless of
who the informant might be and without cost to private citizens.
Project
65 is a project to honour the memory of
the men of the Coup de Main force that captured the
bridges on the Caen Canel and River Orne on D-Day 65
years ago. A group of volunteers intend to run 65 miles,
a mile for each year, to celebrate the 65th Anniversary
of D-Day.
The
runners will then proceed to Portsmouth, take a rest
on the short water hop, and run on to Pegasus Bridge
to arrive at the same time as No 1 Glider crash landed
into the barbed wire at 0016 hours on 6th June 1944.
Although
this project is some 2 years away, Barry Tappenden,
ex Station Warrant Officer RAF, and youngest son of
Cpl Ted Ham & Jam Tappenden, Radio
Operator, Oxf and Bucks Light Infantry and Geoff Baulk,
dear friend and companion of Sgt Titch
Raynor, Oxf & Bucks Light Infantry are already preparing
for the run.
It
is the intention to invite from the Royal Air Force,
(Tugmasters Halifax Bomber Sqn.), the Army Air Corp,
(Pilots and Navigators to the Gliders),the Rifle Regiment,
(successor regiment of the Royal Green Jackets, and
Oxf & Bucks Light Infantry),among others the Royal
Engineers, (who were paramount in removing the explosives
from the Bridges),the Army Medical Corp and the Parachute
Regiment, (as many of the Coup de Main Force later joined
the Regiment). Any relative or close friend to the Coup
de Main force will be also be invited to take part in
the run.
Should
enough volunteers become available, the intention is
to run in teams equating to the number in each glider.
Want
to help
We
are always looking for volunteers to help. All information
included on the site is accredited to the person who worked
on it. You need help with transciptions, research and photographs.
Contact
the site owner, Martin
Edwards, if you are interested in helping. There is a
Word
Template available for those who wish to you use it to
transcribe. If you left click on the link (not right) it will
load into Word and you can save it into your templates folder
as a base for new transcription documents.
Please
note that as of 1st November 2007 there are around 900+ memorials
to be put on-line and 750+ pages to be edited. We are currently
working on those received in early 2006 – so there is a backlog.
Please be aware that we cannot answer emails relating to family
history and we cannot perform research on a one to one basis.
Due to the lack of resource it is not always possible for
us to reply to emails, especially research of individuals.
We are not a full-time organisation with staff, we are amateurs
trying to collate as much information as we can. As such we
research memorials as and when we can. The volume of emails
received precludes us from answering all but we do try.
Whilst
the Civilian War Dead of the Second World War who died as
the result of hostile action those from the First World
War have been ignored. As we approach the 90th Anniversary
of the Armistice is it not time for those who died in that
conflict to be remembered offically by the Commonwealth
War Graves Commission. This will require an ammendment to
the CWGC’s Royal Charter by all the particpating nations(UK,
Australia, Canada, India, New Zealand & South Africa).
Why should these unfortunate souls remains forgotten? They
died in air raids, in internment camps, as passengers on
torpedoed ships, by bombardment of their towns by enemy
ships & in one well known case (Edith Cavell) was executed
by the Germans. Please sign if you agree with this petition
Sign
the Government
e-petition
Some
of the available databases
Malaysia
Commonwealth Deaths 1949-1963
After
World War 2 had finished events occured in Malaya that led
up to its Independence. Chinese troops had been trained
and equipped during World War 2 to act as resistance to
the Japanese. After the war the Chinese felt that they had
been given a raw deal and the troops original trained by
the British turned on them. This led up to the Independence
and carried on afterwards with several other groups. Commonwealth
Troops involved included British, Malayan, Australian and
New Zealand. This database is hopefully a compendium of
the information so far found about these men. The database
may not be entirely accurate so please let us know of any
discrepancies. Some information may be shown with ‘or’ in
the middle as there may be more than one option here that
has not been finalised.
Cyprus
Emergency Deaths 1955 – 1960
This
database contains details of British casualties during the
Cyprus Emergency 1955-1960. The details have been drawn
from a variety of sources mainly local newspapers. The details
have been collated into a single, searchable entries, within
the database, wherever possible. This does not mean that
there are not anomalies, that entries have not been duplicate
or that the information here is 100% accurate
Search
the database
Medical
Staff who died during Conflicts
With
any conflict there are casualties and casualties require
medical attention. The brave bands of men and women who
try to save lives during the taking of lives is a constant
source of amazement. Sadly while they are traying to save
the lives of others they also have been known to lose their
own lives. This database contains details of these people
and as such you can add information
to it if you have any. The database contains details from
all conflicts and includes doctors, surgeons, nurses, St
John’s Ambulance personnel, and Army Medical Corps personnel.
Conflicts range from the Crimean to Iraq.
Korean
War – Casualties 1950 – 1953
This
database contains details of British casualties during the
Korean War 1950-53, either dead or wounded, prisoners of war
and VC winners. The details are drawn from the war graves
in Korea (see Korean
War Graves) and lists published by The Times
newspaper during the war (this is accessible on-line through
most UK libraries although you may need a reader’s ticket).
Other details drawn from war memorials and local newspapers
and other written sources have been included as they have
been found. The details have been collated into a single,
searchable entries, within the database, wherever possible.
This does not mean that there are not anomalies, that entries
have not been duplicate or that the information here is 100%
accurate
Boer
War – Compendium of Names
Drawn
from many different sources this database is continually
growing. It contains the names of men who served, were wounded,
died of disease or were killed. Other information is drawn
from Medal Records, various accounts of actions and from
books. This covers military and non-military personnel.
Although not a complete list of names it must be the largest
Boer War index currently on-line (28/03/2006 – 16,952
entries).
Search
the database
Northern
Ireland Britsh Service Deaths 1971 – 2000
This
database contains details of British Service deaths during
the period 1917 to 2000. Details are drawn from the Daily
Telelgraph. This does not mean that there are not anomalies,
that entries have not been duplicate or that the information
here is 100% accurate
Search
the database
Falklands
War Deaths – 1982
This
database contains details of British Service deaths during
the Falklands War 1982. On the 5th April 1982, a large British
task force set out on a 7500 mile journey to liberate a group
of tiny windswept islands in the South Atlantic. On 1st May
began the biggest naval action to take place since the Second
World War – nearly 900 men lost their lives from all sides,
260 of them serving with British Forces or Islanders.
Search
the database
This page last updated
3 March, 2008