Hampshire 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. Included here is the Isle of Wight.
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
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 Hampshire 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 John Simmons, Paul Goodwin, Graham Parson, 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 in the Overseas section.
War 1 & 2 - Hampshire Selection
- Memorial Selection
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,
the strangest memorials can be found like this one outside Winchester
Cathedral click on the photograph to see more detail
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.
6 August, 2019