War 1 & 2 - Others Selection
- Memorial Selection
Somerset 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 Somerset memorial or roll of honour
for these pages then please contact me, the email address
acknowledgements for assistance with these pages must go to
Terry Morgan, Duncan Brownlie, Janet Graves 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.
13 December, 2021
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.