29 August 2014

WW1 Medal Rolls - early bird discount ends soon!

The early bird discount price of £250 for the Naval and Military Press medal rolls CD ROM ends this weekend.  From Monday, you'll be paying £350 + VAT.
Don't forget, Naval and Military Press offers interest-free easy payment terms over four or twelve months so don't miss the opportunity to grab a bargain and then spread the pain.
What you get in this massive undertaking is a full index of First World War campaign medal recipients, with every field indexed! 
Additional information included on these rolls can include:
Duration of service
Date enlisted
Date discharged
In short, everything you need, using war diaries, to construct a full service history. This is arguably the most significant First World War military release this year. Don't miss out!
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27 August 2014

Scots Guards - PoWs 1914

This is an edited roll of 278 men serving with the Scots Guards, who were captured by the enemy and became Prisoners of War on or before the 25th December 1914. Read more about this data source on my 1914 PoWs page. Unusually, this list also contains the names of officers who were captured.

This data has been transcribed from the following source at the Imperial War Museum:

1. B.O.2 1/69. This is a 6-page typed  list to Sir Enest Goodhart sent from the officer i/c records, Scots Guards, Buckingham Gate, London SW1 dated 10th January 1921

My full transcription of this Scots Guards collection (not reproduced here) also contains the following information against some or all of the names:

Date of capture
Home address
Next of kin
Next of kin's address

The full transcription is available for sale as a download or CD for £20. Contact me if you would like to purchase a copy.

Lord G R Grosvenor
Major B G Van der Weyer
Lord Garlies
Colonel R I Bolton
Captain The Hon J S Coke
Major The Earl of Stair
Captain R Stewart-Menzies
Captain E B Trafford
Major C V Fox
Captain R H Fitzroy
Captain B G Jolliffe
Captain Sir F L F Fitzwygram
5380 Sergeant S F Abell
3183 Sergeant A Alexander
7393 Lance-Sergeant W Anderson
2215 Sergeant C Ashby
8370 Guardsman A Bailey
5386 Lance-Corporal J Baines
6675 Guardsman W Baird
6315 Lance-Corporal E Ball
5334 Guardsman H Barnes
4645 Guardsman P Barrow
6683 Guardsman A Beattie
8323 Guardsman E Beckett
6628 Guardsman G Bell
7878 Guardsman S Benson
6397 Guardsman M Binns
5086 Guardsman A Bishop
5881 Guardsman J Black
6487 Guardsman W Blackburn
8223 Lance-Corporal K Blain
8115 Guardsman O Blaze
8770 Guardsman W Bleasdale
8428 Guardsman A Borland
6889 Guardsman J Boyd
5228 Guardsman W Bradley
5426 Guardsman T Bradshaw
7657 Guardsman J Breeze
2882 Lance-Corporal H Breingan
2317 Guardsman J Brett
8749 Guardsman R Brown
6701 Guardsman A Brown
8316 Guardsman D Brown
2161 Guardsman W Bruce
5620 Guardsman H Butler
7413 Drummer W Calder
5429 Guardsman J Cameron
7702 Lance-Corporal W Campbell
6834 Guardsman A Carruthers
5833 Sergeant W Chapman
4389 Guardsman V Chapman
2696 Corporal J Christie
5355 Guardsman A Clayton
8218 Guardsman A Clisby
7638 Guardsman P Connelly
8228 Guardsman J Conway
8710 Lance-Corporal J Cooper
5563 Guardsman H Cornelius
5935 Guardsman D Crighton
8286 Guardsman R Cross
8532 Guardsman W Crowe
3468 Guardsman B Cumpstey
5680 Guardsman H Darby
6437 Lance-Corporal C Davey
6294 Sergeant C Davidson
7292 Guardsman P Deignan
6528 Guardsman J Devlin
4087 Guardsman A Dick
6116 Guardsman A Dickson
8832 Guardsman D Dickson
7827 Guardsman E Dobbs
8195 Guardsman R Dodd
6807 Lance-Corporal F Dodd
7099 Guardsman B Doherty
4633 Guardsman A Douglas
7177 Guardsman T Downing
8210 Guardsman A Drake
7121 Guardsman J Duffy
7499 Guardsman J Eakins
8269 Guardsman J Edgworth
8420 Guardsman R Edom
8066 Guardsman G Edson
6660 Sergeant S Edwards
3025 CSM W Edwards
2391 Guardsman W Ellis
9582 Lance-Corporal J Evans
5556 Guardsman J Fairley
7897 Guardsman G Fairney
4151 Guardsman J Farren
8347 Guardsman W Feldwicke
4802 Guardsman M Fellowes
8582 Guardsman W Ferguson
5733 Guardsman C Finlay
6244 Guardsman F Foster
8303 Guardsman T Fox
4562 Lance-Corporal J Fraser
5022 Lance-Corporal J Gall
7707 Guardsman R Garland
7405 Guardsman W George
6845 Guardsman F Gibb
8278 Guardsman H Gibb
6247 Guardsman J Gill
7505 Guardsman J Gillespie
8944 Guardsman H Glover
4560 Lance-Sergeant W Goddard
6743 Guardsman R Graham
7347 Guardsman G Gray
5193 Guardsman P Gray
9691 Guardsman R Gray
5016 Lance-Corporal B Green
7721 Lance-Corporal T Green
7366 Guardsman E Griffiths
6258 Guardsman E Hall
5523 Guardsman John Hammill
4991 Guardsman A Handley
7125 Drummer S Hannan
8948 Guardsman R Harrison
8575 Corporal A Hawkins
5817 Guardsman J Heckles
9364 Guardsman A Hedge
8381 Guardsman H Helstrip
6922 Guardsman H Henderson
7068 Guardsman J Heron
7390 Guardsman F Hill
7184 Guardsman J Holmes
7586 Guardsman A Holmes
4965 Guardsman G Holroyd
6806 Guardsman S Honeybourne
8579 Guardsman S Hook
7358 Guardsman V Howard
3353 Guardsman J Huggins
7932 Guardsman J Hughes
6301 Guardsman A Hughes
7398 Guardsman J Hunter
5406 Sergeant J Huston
8459 Guardsman R Hutton
3463 Drill Sgt D Ingham
7742 Guardsman P Irvine
9363 Guardsman J Irvine
4762 Guardsman C Jacobs
7739 Guardsman A Jardine
8019 Guardsman G Jay
6360 Guardsman J Johnson
3932 Guardsman J Johnson
7302 Lance-Corporal J Johnston
4482 Guardsman H Jones
7174 Guardsman D Joseph
7848 Guardsman C Keay
4664 Guardsman R Keith
8816 Guardsman G Kemp
8351 Guardsman E King
8243 Guardsman A Lees
7134 Guardsman J Little
7964 Guardsman A Livingstone
7694 Guardsman J Loader
7312 Guardsman J Lomas
8580 Guardsman J Lord
3377 Guardsman W Lothian
7093 Guardsman J Lowe
2702 Guardsman A Lucas
5530 Guardsman T Lyons
7219 Guardsman E Manton
9043 Guardsman S Marner
7203 Guardsman H Mathers
7314 Corporal A May
8030 Lance-Corporal W McCarthy
8658 Guardsman J McCartney
5703 Guardsman A McDonald
7446 Guardsman J McDonald
3492 Guardsman J McDonald
7650 Guardsman J McDonald
8934 Guardsman C McEwan
7268 Guardsman J McEwan
8934 Guardsman G McEwan
5027 Guardsman J McGovern
6466 Guardsman W McGregor
3356 Guardsman W McHugh
6337 Guardsman J McIntosh
7411 Guardsman H McKay
5398 Guardsman W McKenzie
5997 Guardsman A McKenzie
6192 Guardsman R McLeod
7559 Corporal J McNab
5825 Guardsman D McRae
4667 Guardsman J Melvin
7212 Lance-Sergeant W Middleton
8802 Corporal G Middleton
8416 Lance-Corporal Mil
6865 Guardsman A Miller
6098 Guardsman G Miller
8416 Lance-Corporal J Milligan
5044 Guardsman J Mitchell
6505 Guardsman J Mitchell
4999 Guardsman R Moffatt
8449 Guardsman C Montgomery
8682 Guardsman G Moon
8050 Guardsman M Morant
8274 Guardsman J Morley
8663 Guardsman H Morris
4325 Guardsman A Morris
5149 Sergeant J Moss
8205 Guardsman J Moss
8632 Guardsman W Neat
6667 Guardsman H Nicholson
8692 Guardsman C Nicol
5860 Guardsman J Osborne
3541 Guardsman J Ovans
10230 Guardsman C Oxley
7579 Guardsman F Parkinson
8688 Guardsman T Patterson
8451 Guardsman W Paxton
5299 Guardsman C Pearson
8311 Corporal F Pickard
7917 Guardsman J Pierce
4672 Guardsman A Pocock
8430 Guardsman G Pollock
8017 Lance-Corporal G Porter
6847 Lance-Corporal E Portt
8058 Guardsman H Preston
5693 Guardsman B Price
6421 Guardsman J Price
8159 Guardsman A Purvis
6306 Lance-Corporal D Pyde
6619 Guardsman H Quinn
8354 Guardsman W Ratcliffe
6888 Guardsman D Reid
5229 Guardsman W Reid
8455 Corporal W Reilly
8829 Lance-Corporal H Richards
2717 Guardsman F Rider
7919 Guardsman D Robertson
9376 Guardsman A Robertson
6969 Lance-Corporal J Robinson
8668 Guardsman W Roff
7300 Guardsman H Rust
8259 Guardsman P Sallie
8149 Guardsman A Scott
6264 Guardsman W Shaw
6894 Sergeant W Shepherd
8165 Guardsman W Shepherd
6151 Guardsman J Short
6655 Guardsman W Silverton
3990 Sergeant G Simpson
4818 Guardsman T Simpson
7431 Guardsman W Smart
7412 Drummer A Smith
9483 Guardsman T Smith
8464 Guardsman J Spalding
2880 Guardsman A Spence
8588 Guardsman R Spencer
3344 Guardsman H Stainer
5970 Sergeant F Stedman
7417 Sergeant J Steere
8545 Guardsman G Strong
2070 Sergeant H Sweet
7191 Guardsman H Tait
4947 Guardsman J Tatterstall
8895 Guardsman S Taylor
8949 Guardsman A Templeton
4617 Guardsman E Thetcher
8510 Guardsman S Thomas
4807 Guardsman G Thomas
8469 Guardsman C Thompson
9272 Guardsman H Thomson
6908 Guardsman F Tonks
7927 Guardsman S Wason
7630 Guardsman D Webster
7725 Piper J Wellstead
5062 Guardsman T Whiteside
8048 Guardsman G Whitney
7290 Guardsman E Williams
8199 Guardsman W Wimpory
5463 Guardsman J Winton
7713 Guardsman H Wood
7170 Guardsman J Wood
7773 Guardsman J Woods
6038 Guardsman F Wycherley
8783 Guardsman A Young

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25 August 2014

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21 August 2014

3rd Battalion, North Staffordshire Regiment - Boer War casualties

I photographed this memorial in St Mary's Church, Stafford a couple of months back. It's towards the back of the church in what seems, sadly, to have become a general dumping ground for cleaning products, stacks of chairs, fold-up tables and other bits and pieces.

The plaque records the names (and numbers) of men serving with the 3rd (Militia) Battalion who lost their lives in "South Africa or at Sea" between 1900 and 1902. Details as follows:

3240 Private J Critchlow
6015 Lance-Corporal H Coomer
5199 Private A Dabbs
2206 Private J Finn
3229 Private J Finney
5027 Private J Keenan
1726 Private E Kidd
4163 Private T Latham
5932 Private E Rayner
9792 Private G Robson
393 Private P Rodgers
5790 Private A Salt
1621 Private G Smith
5462 J E Thomas
3659 Drummer G Williams

If  nothing else, the memorial is a graphic illustration of the toll taken on the British Army by disease rather than Boer shot and shell.

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20 August 2014

King's Own (Royal Lancaster Regt) - Other Rank PoWs 1914

This is an edited roll of Other Ranks serving with the 1st Battalion, King's Own (Royal Lancaster Regiment), who were captured by the enemy and became Prisoners of War on or before the 25th December 1914. Read more about this data source on my 1914 PoWs page.

This data has been transcribed from one source at the Imperial War Museum:

1. B.O.2 1/134. This is a 12-page, typed list sent by the King's Own (Royal Lancaster Regiment) Prisoner of War Care Committee to Sir Ernest Goodhart, dated 6th January 1919

My full transcription of this King's Own data (not reproduced here) also contains the man's home address (unless the man had not yet been repatriated) and, in the case of men who had died as prisoners of war, details of their next of kin and next of kin address.

There are over 200 names on this list, light by some battalions' standards for 1914 but nevertheless a significant loss of experienced soldiers.

The majority of the men here are regular soldiers although the numbers for 1604 John Ostle, 1964 John Haley and 2268 Henry William Berry suggest that these three men were from the 3rd (Special Reserve) Battalion and were sent out as part of a draft in September 1914. 2872 J Robinson's entry is scored through on the original list. His number also suggests the Special Reserve but a later enlistment in August 1914 and by rights he shouldn't have been sent overseas until 1915.

I wonder if the detail above depicts 4711 Company Sergeant Major Joseph Murray (seated right, waxed moustache) who enlisted in 1895 and who must have been heartily cheesed-off (as would have been most of the men) to be taken out of action so soon. The majority of the men listed here already had over five years' colour service under their belts before they were sent to France. The photograph was taken at Diepholz Prisoner of War camp, near Hanover; date unknown.

The full transcription is available for sale as a download or CD for £20. Contact me if you would like to purchase a copy.

In the list that follows, any transcription errors are unintentional and my own.
10720 Private H Adkins
6127 Private J Allen
8236 Private W Allen
9581 Private I Anderson
10733 Private T Andrews
8529 Private J Arkwright
9189 Private S Arthur
7938 Private J Askew
7522 Private A Astley
7851 Private A Bailey
6083 Private T Baker
10885 Private R Baker
8503 Sergeant J Bamford
8071 Private G Bamping
6807 Private R Bendle
2268 Private H W Berry
7222 Private J Berry
8146 Private J W Berry
8001 Private W Bevan
8416 Private F Bishop
11061 Private R Blackburn
10225 Lance-Corporal W C Bloxham
8969 Private C Blundell
7729 Private J Booth
10897 Private W Booth
10987 Private F R Bowlt
7819 Private A Bradshaw
5778 Private W Braithwaite
9175 Lance-Corporal W A Bridson
7756 Private R Brierly
11154 Lance-Corporal T Broad
9848 Private H Brocks
8943 Private J Brotherwood
6228 Private J Brown
10871 Private G Brown
11077 Private A Budworth
8617 Private J Bullough
7492 Private R Burgess
7618 Private B Burton
8042 Private R C Burton
9555 Private J Butterworth
11140 Private J J Caine
7779 Private T Callaghan
8676 Private J Carter
7163 Lance-Corporal D Cartledge
10878 Private A Caswell
7099 Private J Clark
5909 Private G Colecliffe
9006 Private A Coleman
7622 Private J Cooke
10674 Private R Cooper
11117 Private J H Coulson
6488 Private E Coulthurst
10796 Private A F Cox
10931 Private T Crayford
8949 Private J Cross
8352 Private L Crossley
7432 Private I Crowder
9601 Private G G Cruttwell
6879 Private E Cutting
6674 Private J Dale
11056 Private J Dalski
10869 Private B Daniels
6626 Private W Davis
8021 Private J G Day
10388 Private W Day
11060 Private J Dickie
6409 Private E Donahue
10724 Private J Dunne
10923 Private J C Dye
10577 Private E Ediss
7104 Private H Edwards
8511 Private A Etchells
8120 Private A J Evans
7538 Private T Everitt
10602 Private J Farrer
5874 Private F Fielding
10253 Private M J Ford
5920 Private S Fox
8626 Private G Gallincre
9145 Private F Gardner
9178 Private J B Gibson
8789 Lance-Corporal F E Goss
5906 Private N Goulding
8167 Private J Green
8997 Private C A Green
10633 Private W Haines
1964 Private J Haley
7509 Private G Hall
7831 Private R Hammond
10120 Private J Hanson
9506 Private W Hibbert
8308 Private E Hines
7193 Private J Holden
8839 Private H Holland
11032 Private R Horgan
5926 Private J J Howard
7803 Private J Howarth
8721 Private S Hughes
10118 Private A J Hughes
7892 Corporal F Hyde
6737 Private J Jackson
8102 Private T Johnson
9597 Private J Johnson
10972 Private A Johnson
10887 Private W Keenan
8953 Private F T Kehr
7981 Private J Kerr
8887 Private G Kilburn
8589 Private R Kirkwood
7479 Private W Labrow
10762 Private R Lee
5988 Private C Lennox
5754 CQMS J F Linton
7977 Private T Lucas
7579 Private J Mack
6116 Private J Madden
6111 Private J Makin
8998 Private W Mansfield
9436 Corporal P Marks
8742 Sergeant R Marquand
6417 Private F Maun
10503 Private J McCall
10886 Private J McConnell
8040 Private J McDermott
8035 Private A McGregor
7745 Private J McGuire
8092 Private J McHugh
7033 Private J McRae
10858 Private T Mechan
5059 Private E Merrell
8331 Private E Miller
10928 Lance-Corporal J Milner
10964 Private G E Mingay
6085 Private A Molyneux
7025 Private T Morris
7507 Private R Morton
4711 CSM Joseph Murray
8385 Private J Murray
9223 Private J Murray
9397 Sergeant R Nicholls
5782 Private J Nicholson
10951 Private G Noble
8431 Private B Norris
8936 Private W Norris
8916 Corporal C E Oldcorn
8922 Private F Ormrod
1604 Private J H Ostle
10623 Private V Owen
10815 Corporal J Pendlebury
8810 Private F Pentney
10804 Private A W Perrett
7603 Private S Perry
8679 Corporal C Peyton
5096 Sergeant W Philpott
9422 Private E H Pollard
6153 Private W Poulton
8631 Private T J Priest
8330 Private D Ramsey
10977 Private E C Raysen
10881 Private E P Read
9262 Private W S Redda
11028 Private C D Redsten
7829 Private A Roberts
10883 Lance-Corporal D Roberts
2872 Private J Robinson
9881 Private F Robinson
7965 Sergeant P Rowlinson
8621 Private J W Royston
10801 Private H Rushton
7696 Private W Russell
7804 Private A Rutter
11062 Private J R Sandham
8378 Private R Schofield
6545 Private G Scoffin
8144 Private E Seddon
8372 Private W Shaw
8717 Private E Sheldrick
10255 Private W C Sherman
9102 Private W Shields
6163 Private H Sinker
6558 Private E Smith
7475 Private W Smith
9708 Private D Smith
9094 Private W Sutcliffe
10125 Private J Sweeney
7971 Private A Taylor
8380 Private J Taylor
10045 Private S H Taylor
10996 Lance-Corporal J Taylor
6481 Private F S Thompson
8075 Private J Thompson
8463 Private R W Thompson
6728 Private J Thornton
10893 Private W Tomkinson
6950 Private D Toolan
8084 Private M Trainer
10863 Private A E Turner
8079 Corporal J Waldron
8303 Private W Walton
6560 Private W Ward
8823 Private H Ward
10657 Private F Watson
7504 Private W Welsh
10988 Private F Wharton
8767 Private J Whiting
8664 Private J Whitlock
5977 Private J W Wilkins
7122 Private R Wilkinson
8987 Private W Wilkinson
7925 Private H T Wilks
7899 Sergeant J H Williams
6642 Corporal G A Wilson
8370 Private J Wilson
10898 Private R Winters
7847 Private F Wolstenholme
6896 Private F Wood
9478 Sergeant A W Wood
10970 Private L Wood
7590 Private W Wotton
9091 Private F Wright
10876 Private W Wright
10736 Lance-Corporal J Wyatt

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