The War Memorials project is
under the guidance of the Bedfordshire
Family History Society. The project co-ordinator is Lynda Smith,
the vehicle for these pages is the England Genweb pages for Bedfordshire.
Memorials have been transcribed for Cambridgeshire
Although designed as a project
for the BFHS anybody can participate with a transcription, information
about individual men and women listed, photographs, newspaper cuttings
and articles. The following paragraphs detail how the information
can be sent for inclusion and where information about the transcription
project can be found.
For information about the Project
please contact the Memorials
Project Coordinator; email: firstname.lastname@example.org. Items for inclusion
such as transcriptions, photographs, etc should be emailed to Lynda.
A status list is available
here but may not be up to the minute so please contact Lynda.
Notes on Transcriptions and Inclusions
- A transcription can be sent
in many formats either as in-line text in an email, as a Word document,
as an Rich Text Format or as a text file attachement. The followng
- The surname of each person
should be in UPPER case.
- The initials or forenames
should follow separated by a comma from the surname. Any forenames
should be Captialised.
- If the person transcribed
received an award then this should be ensclosed in brackets,
as initials, after the forename/initials for example (VC) Victoria
Cross, (MM & Bar) Military Medal and Bar.
- Any descriptive details
should be separated on the same line with a TAB character. These
should be listed as one continuous line (no separated lines
- All entries for a single
person should be contained on one line.
- The transcription of the
wording of the memorial should be at the start of the document
and entries for various wars separated with the details, for
example, 1914-1919, 1914-1918, 1939-1945.
- Any additional notes should
be added after the list of names.
- Photographs can be sent as
and attachment or by post (email Martin Edwards for an address).
Attachments should be 50k or less and preferrably in a Zip file
Photographs are preferred in JPG format.
- Newspaper cuttings can either
be transcribed or sent as scanned attachments. Please indicate the
level of headings if you transcribe these as the layout will reflect
this when posted.
- Accreditation will be given
to the transcriber(s) and photographs will be copyrighted.
those on memorials
can research the various men on the memorial or leave it to us to
do after we have created the page. Information can be found in the
War Graves Commission website - details of the burial/commemoration
of the dead
Died in the Great War 1914-19 CD (available at many libraries -
cost £220 + VAT) - searchable database
Men Who Served in the Great War (only 14 volumes completed but Bedfordshire
Gazette - gives details of awards and notable actions
Papers - obituaries of dead, awards, local information
Record Office - Kew
- War Memorials Trust website