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.