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Cambridge Roll of Honour 1914-1918

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Overview

The Cambridge City Roll of Honour is in the form of a bundle of forms and scraps of paper returned by various citizens of Cambridge to create a Roll of Honour for those men who served in World War 1. Roughly there are around 520 entries which is only a part of all the men from Cambridge that went to war. The forms were designed to illicit various pieces of information; their name, home address, the service they were with, particulars of the Battalion, Unit or Ship, their rank, approximate age, their marital status, whether they enlisted before or after the outbreak of war, the name and address of the person submitting the information.

This information has been transcribed and reproduced from these forms, and sometimes scraps of paper. Many of the forms were incomplete, incorrectly completed or contain partial information.The transcription has been researched to enhance and/or expand the information given. A further section has been added that contains, wherever possible, notes about the individuals that are pertinent. These indicate where only initials were used, where extra information was included from and some background information.

While researching the men on the Roll of Honour it was possible to identify several that did not return, giving their lives in the line of duty. These men have the additional date of death in their entry in blue. Where duplications of information have been submitted by more than one source then these have been merged together. The names of the men included have been expanded as much as is possible using corroborative sources.

Information has been included or verified from the following sources:

  • Roll of Honour Return Sheets
  • Kelly's Directory Cambridgeshire 1929
  • FindMyPast - 1911 Census
  • National Archives WW1 Campaign Medals
  • Ancestry WW1 Campaign Medals
  • Soldiers Died in the Great War (CD)
  • Commonwealth War Graves Commission
  • National Archives of Canada
  • Australian Roll of Honour
  • British Army WW1 Service Records
  • The Jack Clegg Memorial Database of Royal Naval Division Casualties of The Great War
  • The Jack Clegg Memorial Database of WW1 Campaign Medals to the Royal Marines 1914-1920
  • De Ruvigny's Roll of Honour
  • The London Gazette

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