References and Sources
The Men on the Gates has made use of a wide and varied resources of information most of which has been sourced on line. There are too many to list individually – please contact the Project if you would like to know more or have a specific enquiry LINK.
Photographs – Photographs and images are, when known, credited. For some photographs the Project has endeavoured to obtain permission but it has not been possible to find and credit. – please contact the Project Men on the Gates if you have an enquiry.
The main sources have been –
Genealogical Web sites – Ancestry, Findmypast and Forces War Records. For civilian records – UK Census, Births, Marriages and Deaths, Probate: and for Military records Medal Index and Award Rolls, Casualty lists WW1, Service Papers and Soldier’s Effects.
Newspapers – Obituaries and war reports in Border Counties Advertiser archive at Oswestry Library, and Llangollen Advertiser and other Welsh newspapers at Cymru1914 LINK. Obituaries also on Oswestry Family History Group – a database of the Roll of Honour from Border Counties Advertiser. National Papers – web archives – Times, London Gazette
Imperial War Museum = photographs and ‘Everyman Remembered’
Commonwealth War Graves Commission – records of all war casualties burials and memorials as well as information pages on and about WW1.
Regimental and WW1 Web sites – Museums, regimental associations and enthusiasts.
War Memorials – The Project has collaborated with many other WW1 memorial projects in towns, cities etc as well as schools and similar institutions.
Battalion War Diaries – The Project has a collection of unit War Diaries for most of the Men on the Gates. To find out more contact Men on the Gates
Regimental Histories – Official regimental histories. Naval and Military Press
Books – many books have been consulted, too many to list here Oswestry Library has a good selection of WW1 histories and memoirs in stock and by request. There is also a good collection of local histories and resources.
Military publishers – Pen & Sword, Naval and Military Press – carry an extensive range of general and specific histories and accounts of WW1.
Trench Maps – National Archives Image Library. CD available from Naval & Military Press
And also – Family and Relations – a number of Men on the Gates antecedents have contacted The Project. They have offered invaluable help in compiling the men’s stories. The Project is very grateful for this contribution and it has added a level of detail impossible to get elsewhere, thank you, we hope they approve.