Lancashire 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
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 Lancashire memorial or roll of honour
for these pages then please contact me, the email address
acknowledgements for assistance with these pages must go to
Janet Graves and 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
War 1 & 2 - Others Selection
- Memorial Selection
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 example,
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