War Memorials Trust
of War Memorials is a charity dedicated to promoting
awareness of the debt we owe to those who gave
their lives in the cause of freedom, by ensuring
that their memorials are properly maintained and
Maple Leaf Legacy Project
Millennium Project in Remembrance of Canada's
is an AIRCRAFT
& AIRCREW CASUALTIES INFORMATION ARCHIVE for BEDFORDSHIRE
maintained by Colin Mackenzie of Turvey.
Constable Robert HOUSDEN
died in the line of duty serving the Bedfordshire
Community in 1952 when warning traffic of a flood.
He left a young widow who gave birth to his son
a few months later
information about soldiers who fell, were awarded medals
and more is to be found in old copies of the London
Gazette. Here is a brief resume:
London Gazette, first published in 1665, is the oldest, continuously
published newspaper in the United Kingdom and probably the
world. The London Gazette and its sister publications, the
Edinburgh and Belfast Gazettes, have a unique position in
British publishing. They are official newspapers of the Crown.
The London Gazette contains a wide range of office notices
including State, Parliamentary and Ecclesiastical notices,
Transport and Planning notices as well as Corporate and Personal
Insolvency notices to name a few. In addition, a number of
Supplements are published covering Honours and Awards, Premium
Bonds, Armed Forces Promotions and Re-gradings, Companies'
information, etc. and a Quarterly Index.
the 17th century, it was believed that National efficiency
depended on the intelligence received by the Crown and that
the reckless publishing of news might endanger it. An embargo
on the printing of news other than reports of events abroad,
natural disasters, Royal declarations and sensational crime
continued until 1640. This had the effect of delaying the
development of the press in the UK. Censorship was introduced
in 1643, followed by licensing of news publications. The Gazette
came about because of two momentous events: the Great Plague
and the decision of King Charles II to remove his court -
effectively the government of the time - to Oxford. The London
Gazette started life as the Oxford Gazette and after a few
months changed to its current title.
and cemeteries maintained by the War Graves Commission
for the Western Front are described and pictured on the Internet.
There is also another site that describes
these memorials. Details of Kranji War Cemetery can be
found on MyFarEast
an overview of all the towns and parishes covered, and hopefully
to be covered, by this site there is an alphabetical
the cap badges are
laid out, on a separate page.
all memorials were to people; there are memorials to various types
of animal that served and fell in World War I for example, dogs.
There is a brief explanation of the working
of dogs during the war.
Photographs and postcards covering various
memorials surface all the time. Here are a few pictures
of memorial home and abroad.
"D" Company, 1st Battalion, Bedfordshire Regiment
- World War 1
World War 1 - 2nd Battalion, Bedfordshire Regiment relaxing
in the billiard room
Officers, 2nd Battalion, Bedfordshire Regiment circa 1906