Wiltshire 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
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 Wiltshire memorial or roll of honour for these
pages then please contact me, the email address
acknowledgements for assistance with these pages
must go to Andy Pay and others - thank you all.
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.
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.
all memorials were to people; there are memorials to various
types of animal that served and fell in World War I for
from Wiltshire Times and Trowbridge Advertiser
- Saturday 20 November 1915, page 7:
correspondent sends the cutting below, from the "Times
INVENTOR OF SHRAPNEL.
is interesting to recall just now that the inventor
of shrapnel—Lieutenant-General Henry Shrapnel—
gained much of his military experience in Flanders.
He served with the Duke of York’s army there,
and shortly after the siege of Dunkirk invented the
case shot, "a destructive engine of war used
by the Royal Artillery, and known by the name of Shrapnel
Shell." So runs the inscription on a large slab
the floor of in Bradford-on-Avon Church, Wiltshire,
where the General was buried. The inventor's reward
was a pension of £1,200 per annum. The Shrapnels
were for three generations cloth weavers at Bradford-on-Avon.
of the Wiltshire Regiment after Thiepval
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
index. The towns, villages and cities currently being worked
on, or awaiting uploading, are marked.
Maple Leaf Legacy Project
Millennium Project in Remembrance of Canada's
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.
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.
27 April, 2021