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Please 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.

Also 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.

Throughout 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.

During any conflict there are certain acts of bravery or defiance that are noticeable above others. For these acts citations and medals have been awarded.

If 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.

The other source of information is photographs andd there are several that have been supplied without details - do you know who they are?

To gain an overview of all the towns and parishes covered, and hopefully to be covered, by this site there is an alphabetical index.

World War 1 & 2 Northamptonshire
Abthorpe | Achurch | Apethorpe | Ashton (by Oundle) | Bainton and Ashby | Barnack | Barnwell | Bozeat | Castor and Ailsworth | Chelveston | Clopton | Cogenhoe | Cold Higham | Collyweston | Cosgrove | Courteenhall | Daventry | Deanshanger | Duddington | Duston | Earls Barton | Easton on the Hill | Ecton | Everdon | Farthingstone | Fotheringhay | Geddington | Glapthorn| Glinton | Grafton Regis | Great Brington | Grendon | Gretton | Hargrave | Harringworth | Hartwell | Helmdon | Helpston | Higham Ferrers | Hinton in the Hedges | Holcot | Irthlingborough | Irthlingborough Scouts | Isham | Kettering | Kettering, Park Road School | King's Cliffe | Litchborough | Little Addington | Marholm | Maxey | Nassington | Newborough | Newnham | Northampton, Edgar Mobbs | Northampton, Grove Road Methodist | Northampton Three Counties Crematorium | Northborough | Norton | Oundle | Peakirk | Peterborough, Albert Place | Peterborough, Edith Cavell | Peterborough, King's School | Peterborough, Post Office WW1 | Peterborough, St Peter's Training College | Peterborough Cathedral, World War 2 | Polebrook | Potterspury | Preston Capes | Roade | Rockingham | Rushden | Silverstone | Spratton | Stoke Albany | Stoke Bruerne | Sulgrave | Sulgrave Manor (USA) | Tansor | Thornhaugh | Thorpe Malsor | Thrapston | Titchmarsh | Towcester | Ufford | Wadenhoe | Wansford | Wappenham | Warkton | Warmington | Welford, St Mary the Virgin | Wellingborough | Werrington | Whittlebury | Winwick | Wittering | Woodford | Woodnewton | Yardley Gobion | Yardley Hastings | Yardley hastings, St Andrew | Yarwell

Peterborough Boer War |Rushden Boer War | Norman Cross Napoleonic

Peterborough Cathedral

External sites
Cottingham and Middleton Soldiers of the Great War

Kitchener PosterThese 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.

Current 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.

Thank you,
Martin Edwards

The various memorials 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.

Some of the cap badges are laid out, on a separate page.

Throughout 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 these memorials.

Tribute must be paid to the Commonwealth War Graves Commission from whose records it has been possible to detail much of this information.

For those of you with an interest in the World War 1 there is The 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.

For 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.

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This 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 make this site free to all. If you have gained from this site then please consider making a donation through PayPal by clicking on the donation button. Thank you.

If you would like to donate but not on-line then cheques can be made payable to, and sent to:

Martin Edwards
88 Laurel Walk
MK42 7NT

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This 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 here.

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Much 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:

The 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.

In 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.

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12 Section, 'D' Company, 6th Service Battalion, Northamptonshire Regiment 1915.


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