Dorset there are various memorials and rolls
of honour dedicated to those men and women who fell in various
wars. These memorials and rolls cover many centuries in some cases,
mostly though it is World War One and Two.
any conflict there are certain acts of bravery or defiance that
are noticeable above others. For these acts citations and medals
have been awarded.
anybody has information for those of the Second World War, Boer
War, or the like similar to those supplied for the First World
War then I would gladly post these as well.
Note: Every attempt has been made to transcribe this information
accurately but there are occasions that the information supplied
is incorrect or errors occur during transcription. We do not wish
to cause offence to any families of the men detailed here and
will change the relevant information when informed.
note that places detailed on these memorials may appear in the
wrong county. This information has been transcribed from the records
given and, as the men were parochial, the information supplied
at enlistment was the view of the men and the county they thought
they resided in.
pages are available for transcripts of these memorials and
rolls of honour. If you have a transcription of, or you
are willing to transcribe, a Dorset memorial or roll of
honour for these pages then please contact me, the email
address is below.
acknowledgements for assistance with these pages must go
to Vernon Masterman, Carolynn Langley and others - thank
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 and Taiping
can be found in the Overseas section.
War 1 & 2 - Others Selection
- Memorial Selection
(we have no control over external sites)
gain an overview of all the towns and parishes covered,
and hopefully to be covered, by this site there is an alphabetical
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.
of 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
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