Wigtownshire 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
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 Wigtownshire 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 Eric McQuarrie, 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
gain an overview of all the towns and parishes covered,
and hopefully to be covered, by this site there is
information about soldiers who fell, were awarded
medals and more is to be found in old copies of the
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, dogs.
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