Peterborough see David Gray's Peterborough
For Lincolnshire see Lincolnshire
Huntingdonshire 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, most 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. There is a list
of some of the Huntingdonshire people who have carried
out such acts and the award or citation given.
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.
other source of information is photographs andd there are
several that have been supplied without details - do
you know who they are?
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 Cambridgeshire
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 Cliff Brown, Phil Curme, Dave Edwards, Lynda
Smith, Christopher Comber, Joanne Robb, Ann McClean,
Marlene Williamson, Fiona Davis and many others -
thank you all.
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 on MyFarEast
Huntingdonshire there are memorials to be found
that reveal the men and women who have served and
fallen in various wars or of the various military
units that have served from within the bounds of
this area. These pages have been dedicated to recording
must be paid to the Commonwealth
War Graves Commission from whose records it
has been possible to detail much of this information.
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
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.
gain an overview of all the towns and parishes covered,
and hopefully to be covered, by this site there is an alphabetical
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
Suffolk Regiment during World War 1 contained many
men from Cambridgeshire and the Isle of Ely. A FAQ
covering the 11th
Battalion, the Suffolk Regiment and a detailed
piece about the Battalion's ill conceived attack on
Chemical Works during the Arras offensive in April
1917, the latter includes a map supplement, can be
found on Phil Curme's website.
War 1 & 2 - Huntingdonshire
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section contains various news reports and cuttings, old and
new, with reference to the memorials in and around Huntingdonshire.
To view the section please click
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.
Maple Leaf Legacy Project
Millennium Project in Remembrance of Canada's
War Memorials Trust
of War Memorials is a charity dedicated to promoting
awareness of the debt we owe to those who gave
their lives in the cause of freedom, by ensuring
that their memorials are properly maintained
30 September, 2014