War 1 & 2 -Northamptonshire
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.
Northamptonshire 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.
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 Northamptonshire
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, Ernie Rusdale, Dave Edwards, Carolynn
Langley, Lynda Smith, Christopher Comber, Joanne Robb,
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 in the Overseas
of the cap badges
are laid out, on a separate page.
Northamptonshire 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.
those of you with an interest in the World War 1 there is
British Army in the Great War, World
War 1 - Trenches on the Web, the Regimental
Warpath and the Cambridgeshire branch of the Western
Front Association. Cliff Brown, Chairman of the
Cambridgeshire branch of the WFA, Lynda Smith, Dave Edwards
and Phil Cume have generously added detail to the names
recorded for many of these memorials giving details of those
who died. These names are all taken from the main local
war memorial (i.e. the town or village memorial). Some extra
names are added on the end when they crop up elsewhere in
the town/village, such as someone buried in the cemetery.
further reading when researching World War 1 relatives then
there is a book published by the Federation of Family History
Societies for family Historians entitled "World
War I Army Ancestry - Third Edition" by Norman Holding
ISBN 1 86006 056 2.
our on-line bookstore
site is maintained solely by volunteers and is funded by them as private
individuals. This includes the purchase of photographs, books, rolls of
honour plus the running costs of the site. We have always intended to
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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
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 and preserved.
Section, 'D' Company, 6th Service Battalion, Northamptonshire Regiment
11 July, 2021