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World War 1
Mercantile Marine Casualties WW1

This database contains the names of 10,325 men, casualties from the Mercantile Marine, and their ships, etc., between August 1914 and June 1917. The names are from Commonwealth War Graves site at Tower Hill, Naval Memorials and some local memorials. Where Naval personnel were serving on merchant ships, as gunners etc., then these have been included.

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World War 1 Casulaty/POW Lists

This database contains information transcribed from casualty and POW lists posted to the Great War Forum. The data has been compiled by Diane Bardess. There are 3,408 entries.

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Kempston Men Who Served (Bedfordshire)

This database contains details of the men who served in the Great War 1914-1918 as detailed by William Owen, Chairman Kempston Urban District Council 1919 and added to from other sources. Links to any war memorials in the United Kingdom that these men are known to exist on are also provided plus photographs of either the men of their graves.

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Suffolk Regt, 11th Battalion Deaths

This database contains details of the men who served in the11th Battalion, Suffolk Regiment and died during the First World War. Links to any war memorials in the United Kingdom that these men are known to exist on are also provided plus photographs of either the men of their graves.

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Cambridge City Roll of Honour

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.

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Bedfordshire Regt, DCM Awards

This database contains details of the men who were awarded the DCM while serving with the Bedfordshire Regiment during World War 1. The details of the citation and a lot more information in many cases is available.

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Bedfordshire Yeomanry Deaths

This database contains details of the men who served in the Bedfordshire Yeomanry and died during the First World War. Links to any war memorials in the United Kingdom that these men are known to exist on are also provided plus photographs of either the men of their graves.

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Abingdon Men Who Served

This database contains details of the men who served in the Great War 1914-1918 as detailed from an original work entitled "Abingdon (Borough) Roll of Service August 1914 - June 1919". and added to from other sources. Links to any war memorials in the United Kingdom that these men are known to exist on are also provided plus photographs of either the men of their graves.

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Imperial Camel Corps WW1 Died

This database contains details of the men who served in, and died with, the Imperial Camel Corps. There are 363 men recorded. These were either serving with, or ttached to the Imperial Camel Corps.

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Bedfordshire Regt, 1st/1st Garrison Batts Deaths

This database contains details of the men who served in the 1st and 1st Garrison Battalions, Bedfordshire Regiment and died during the First World War. Links to any war memorials in the United Kingdom that these men are known to exist on are also provided plus photographs of either the men of their graves.

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Bedfordshire Regt, 5th Battalion Deaths

This database contains details of the men who served in the 5th Battalion, Bedfordshire Regiment and died during the First World War. Links to any war memorials in the United Kingdom that these men are known to exist on are also provided plus photographs of either the men of their graves.

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Leicestershire Regiment, Men Who Died

This database contains details of the men who died in the Great War 1914-1918 who served in the Leicestershire Regiment; it has been combined with the men who died in the Seond World War Links to any war memorials in the United Kingdom that these men are known to exist on are also provided plus photographs of either the men of their graves.

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Isle of Man Roll of Honour WW1

This database contains the entire Isle of Man Roll of Honour for the First World War from B E Sargeaunt's "The Isle of Man and the Great War" 1921 transcribed by David Bellamy. Corrections to the original have been made and the detail expanded into this database, men have been added through detail on the Soldier's Died in the Great War CD.

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World War 2
Royal Artillery, 80th Fld Regt - Served

This database contains details of the men who served in the 52nd (Lowland) Division, 80th Field Regiment and includes the men who died during the Second World War. Links to any war memorials in the United Kingdom that these men are known to exist on are also provided plus photographs of either the men of their graves.

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Bedfordshire Yeomanry 148 Fld Regt - Served

This database contains details of the men who served in the Bedfordshire Yeomanry, 148th Field Regiment and includes the 258 men who died during the Second World War. Links to any war memorials in the United Kingdom that these men are known to exist on are also provided plus photographs of either the men of their graves.

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Cambridgeshire Regiment - Men Who Died

This database contains details of the men who served in the Cambridgeshire Regiment and died during the Second World War. Links to any war memorials in the United Kingdom that these men are known to exist on are also provided plus photographs of either the men of their graves.

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52nd (Lowland) Divisional
Reconnaissance Regiment 1939-1945

This database contains details of the men who served in the 52nd (Lowland) Division Reconnaisannce Regiment 1939-1945 and were killed (Sept 1944-May 1945), were casualties, or given an honour or award. Details have been extracted from the appendix of the book "The Fighting Fifty-Second Recce" by Carl Shilleto, published by Eskdale Publishing ISBN 0-9538677-1-4

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Bedfordshire and Hertfordshire Regt - Men Who Died

This database contains details of the men who served in the Bedfordshire and Hertfordshire Regiment and died during the Second World War. Links to any war memorials in the United Kingdom that these men are known to exist on are also provided plus photographs of either the men of their graves.

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Leicestershire Regiment, Men Who Died

This database contains details of the men who died in the Great War 1914-1918 who served in the Leicestershire Regiment; it has been combined with the men who died in the Seond World War Links to any war memorials in the United Kingdom that these men are known to exist on are also provided plus photographs of either the men of their graves.

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Taiping War Cemetery Malaysia - World War 2

This database contains details of the men who died in World War 2 and are buried in Taiping War Cemetery. Taiping is a town in Perak State, about 97 kilometres south-east of Penang in the north- west of Malaysia. It can be reached by motorway either from Penang or from Ipoh, capital city of the state. Both Penang and Ipoh have airports. The cemetery is 2 kilometres from the town, past the open park on the road to the waterfall and swimming pool. Locally known as Perkuburan Peperangan Taiping; the Cemetery is on the Jalan Bukit Larut (Bukit Larut Road).

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Academic - Colleges/Schools/Academies
Kilmarnock Academy - World War 1 & 2 Deaths

The Roll of Honour is taken from the booklets that describe the men named on the memorials within Kilmarnock Academy. It has been supplement with other information to provide a comprehensive database of information.

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Epsom College , Surrey - Deaths in various conflicts

The Roll of Honour taken from the Epsom College Register history book forms the basis of this database of 323 men. The information ranges from 1879 through to 1952 covering various conflicts and incidents. Any further information about these men would always be welcome.

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Bromsgrove School, Worcestershire - Deaths in three conflicts

The Roll of Honour taken from Bromsgrove School's history book forms the basis of this database of 195 men. There are several VC winners listed here and the conflicts covered are World War 1, World War 2 and the Korean War. Any further information about these men would always be welcome.

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Wyggeston Grammar School - World War 2 Deaths

This database contains details extracted from the Order of Service used at the commemoration service to those who died in World War 2 from Wyggeston Grammar School. The service was held in the Great Hall on Sunday, 1st December 1946. This has been enhanced with various information especially details from the Commonwealth War Graves Commission web site and the Army Roll of Honour 1939-1945 CD plus other additional information.

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Organisations
J Sainsbury World War 2 Company Deaths

This database contains details of the memorial to those men that gave their lives in World War 2 who had been employees of J Sainsbury and were inscribed on a memorial which formed part of the Entrance hall of the Administration Offices on the fourth floor of Stamford House. This detail has been taken from the original book published by J Sainsbury containing the details of those who died if lists the surname, first forename and any other initial and the office of J Sainsbury were they had been employed.

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Marks and Spencer World War 2 Company Deaths

This database contains details those men and women that gave their lives in World War 2 who had been employees of J Sainsbury. This detail has been taken from the original book published by Paul Bookbinder entitled "MARKS & SPENCER THE WAR YEARS 1939-1945", ISBN 0 7126 35106, containing the details of those who died. It lists the surname, first forename and any other initial and the office of Marks and Spencer where they were employed.

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Boer War
Men Who Died from Beds, Cambs & Hunts

This database is built from the details found on the Boer War memorials located in Bedford, Cambridge, Ely, Huntingdon, Peterborough and St Albans.

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Compendium of information about a variety of men who served

This database is built from details from many different sources. It contains details of men who died, were wounded or captured plus other entries for those who served. Although not a complete database it must be the largest on-line for the Boer War.

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Boer War Royal Regiment of Artillery Deaths

This database is built from the original order of service when the memorial in the Mall was dedicated. This data does include those who survived. This covers the Royal Field Artillery, Royal Horse Artillery and the Royal Garrison Artillery. Only those who were listed in the book have been included.

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The Buffs (East Kent Regiment)

This database is built from the details found in the book With "The Buffs" In South Africa by Lieutenant J B Backhouse, C.B. The book was first published in 1903 by Gale & Polden Ltd.

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Other Conflicts
Malaysian Emergency - 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.

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Indian Rebellion 1857-59

This database database lists those British subjects or servicemen who died during the conflict. It is drawn from various sources including individual graves, memorials, plaques, medal rolls and other relevant sources, it does not necessarily include everybody only those that have been found in the various sources available. This database contains fatalities only.

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Cheras Road War Cemetery, Kuala Lumpur

This database contains details, and photographs of the graves, of those people buried in Cheras Road War Cemetery, Kuala Lumpur. The burials start from 1875 and run through into the 1960's. They include men who died during World War 2 and the Malaysian Emergency. There are 649 people listed here, some civilians.

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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

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Palestine Conflict Deaths 1945-1948

This database contains details of British casualties during the Palestine Conflict 1945-1948. One of the great dramas in British imperial history, the strife-torn three decades of British rule in Palestine, known as the Mandate (1917-1948), remain controversial even now. The British Mandate in Palestine, which was granted after World War 1, was due to expire in 1948. Peaceful progress towards self-government for the region was impossible and the British Army found itself in the middle of a power struggle between Arab and Jewish inhabitants and was being attacked by both sides. This database details the British lives lost in the years following World War 2 and the run up to the creation of the states of Israel and Jordan and the splitting of the Arab lands.

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Northern Ireland British Deaths 1971 - 2000

This database contains details of British Service deaths during the period 1971 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

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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

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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.

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Aden 1963-1967

This database contains details of British casualties who were killed or died during the Aden Emergency. Details have bene extracted from various war memorials, The Times newspaper, several books, the Aden veterans web site, and the ParaData web site. Although the Emergency covers the period 1963-1967 this database covers the lead up to the Emergency from 1955 until 1967. This database has been researched as much as possible but there probably still anomalies and we would be grateful of any information to try and achieve a 100% accuracy aim.

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Spanish Civil War 1936-1939

This database contains details of British casualties from those who served in the Spanish Civil War 1936-1939 from Britain. The list of names and the details included with them have been primarily extracted from the Bill Alexander book, "British Volunteers for Liberty Spain, 1936-1939", ISBN 85315 564 X. Additional information has been drawn from exisiting memorials and newspaper articles of the time.

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Falklands British 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.

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War Memorials
30th (Cambridgeshire) Regiment of Foot
NIWM - Beds, Cambs, hunts & Soke of Peterborough

List of all known memorials for Bedfordshire, Cambridgeshire, Huntingdonshire and Peterborough. Information supplied by the National Inventory of War Memorials (NIWM)

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Crimean War Casualties

This contains details of the men of the 30th Foot (Cambridgeshire) Regiment who were casualties during the Crimean War. Some men appear more than once and some of these with different ranks. The SURNAME is mandatory (*) the rest of the search fields optional. Those mentioned here may not necessarily have Cambridgeshire connections, just that they were serving with the 30th Foot. This is purely an index but the reference can be looked up in archive copies of the London Gazette (marked LG in the results).

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Discharges - PRO Reference Index

This contains details of some of the men who served at sometime with the 30th Foot (Cambridgeshire) Regiment who have discharge documents at the PRO. The search will give the period covered and the WO97 reference to the documents at the PRO. The SURNAME is mandatory (*) the rest of the search fields optional. Those mentioned here may not necessarily have Cambridgeshire connections, just that they were serving with the 30th Foot. This is purely an index but the reference can be looked up in archives of the Public Record Office.

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