Activities and achievements of the war were detailed, with individuals mentioned in despatches mid. Leopoldsburg war cemetery world war two cemeteries a. About uk, wwii civilian deaths, 19391945 this database contains seven volumes listing civilians in the british commonwealth and empire who died during world war ii and are commemorated on commonwealth war graves commission cwgc memorials or buried in cwgc cemeteries. Announcements are listed in the official journal the london gazette.
However, because such a huge number of awards were conferred during the first world war, the newspapers index is not the place to start searching for a particular individual. World war ii casualties for navy, marine corps, and coast guard. It has the look of having originally been on a older memorial postww1 possibly but we can find no information about this. Sister miss e, smithies was mentioned in a despatch from lieutenant general sir w. The ugly railings around this sculpture were made necessary by vandalism. Soldiers mentioned in dispatches are now available online on. You may also notice other officers names who have featured in this website. The 25 deadliest battles of the revolutionary war journal. Example of mentioned in despatches letter from the secretary. Supplement to the london gazette of tuesday 22 june, 1943 thursday, 24th june, 1943 war office, 24th june, 1943. Unveiled by the then communities secretary mp hazel blears and alf roffey who had been a firewatcher in wapping. How to research a mention in despatches the long, long.
A complete list of casualties is currently unavailable. The lettering on the plinth does not look contemporary with the dove sculpture. The gazette as a source for naval and military biography the gazette. Typically, names are given in full in 19th century issues of the london gazette. Near queant, suffering heavy losses, the commanding officer of. For the first time online, leading british genealogy research website thegenealogist has released over 81,000 records of records of mentioned in dispatches from the first world war, linked to. Gulf war 19901991 operation granby 1990 1991 47 47 falklands war operation corporate 1982 1982 255 3 258. Ww2 peoples war homepage archive list timeline about this site.
The government encouraged parents to send their children away from london for their safety. Wwii army and army air force casualties national archives. When large numbers of officers or soldiers received an award, the lists can span multiple or many pages and it will require working back through the edition one page at a time to confirm the appropriate headings for the secition in which you have found the name. Nov 05, 2014 the following announcement was written by the folks at. See entry in the 22 march 1945 edition of the supplement to the london gazette, aforeshown.
The casualties of axis and finland at the eastern front total at 4,852,900 deaths. Available to diamond subscribers of the site, each transcription is accompanied by a scan of the original handwritten record, as well as a link to the official citation as it appeared in the london gazette. London gazette editions 2886129654 august 1914july 1916. Professor of history at london south bank university, describes the final days of world war 2 and victory in europe. At the end of the war he become chief of staff of the 47th 2nd london division. Mentioned in despatches in recognition of gallant and distinguished service in. See list of civilian casualties, metropolitan borough of chelsea, from civilian war dead 19391945, london. Most brits are happy to answer questions not from just americans but anyone else in the world who have a genuine interest but your question is actually quite offensive to the brave people of this country. Researching montgomerys military life further finds him in the casualty lists as a. There were more than 60 million world war 2 casualties resulting in death which at the time was more than 2. May, 2014 i howe to germain reports americans suffered 3,300 killed, wounded, prisoners and drowned as published in london gazette extraordinary, september 10, 1776.
The war was notable for the nazisponsored genocide of the jewish peoples resulting in more than 5. The london chronicle, october 10, 1776, reports that an express is arrived from lord howe, giving an account that on aug. His aircraft was hit by antiaircraft fire flak near flers on saturday the 12th august 1944. We offer information on world war 2 history, world war 2 timeline, world war 2 facts, world war 2 quotes, world war 2 pictures, world war 2 posters, world war 2 propaganda, world war 2 aircraft, world war 2 weapons, world war 2 battles, world war 2 memorials, world war 2 links, and more. To the left is a copy of the london gazette honours and awards supplement of 19th june 1945. World war ii fatality statistics vary, with estimates of total deaths ranging from 70. Gazette despatches and awards for the first boer war and second boer war. Search now time period all records world war 2 world war 1 boer 18991902 victorian conflicts 18571899 crimean 18531856 early 19th century 18151853 napoleonic 17991815 service number. In the british armed forces, the despatch is published in the london gazette.
Dudley dixon also received an award, his second bar to his dsc. The king has been graciously pleased to approve that the following be mentioned in recognition of gallant and distinguished services in the middle east during the period 1st may, 1942, to 22nd october,1942. Researching canadian soldiers of the first world war. An officer in the royal navy, macgregor was appointed commander of the destroyer arun in 1914 and was mentioned 3 times in despatches 30194, 30900 posthumously. This archive contains all london gazette editions from the war years 19141920, 19391948, and all london gazette honours and awards in the 20 th century. It was during my service with this unit that i received notification that i had been awarded a mention in dispatches, relating to me service in 191st regt. Bowers, corporal winnifred stella raf waaf 2055795 mention in despatches station eastmoor awarded as per london gazette dated 14 june 1945. Search now time period all records world war 2 world war 1 boer 18991902 victorian conflicts 18571899 crimean 18531856 early 19th century 1815. Deaths directly caused by the war including military and civilians killed are estimated at 5056 million people, while there were an. Over 81,000 records of servicemen and women mentioned in dispatches during the first world war have been added to. Because of his history in south africa prior to world war 1 and the specifications surrounding the victoria cross, harry greenwoods vc is shared by both the united kingdom and south africa. A soldier mentioned in dispatches or despatches mid is one whose name appears in an official report written by a superior officer and sent to the high command, in which is described the soldiers gallant or meritorious action in the face of the enemy.
Afghanistan operation herrick 2001 2014 456 101 546 british forces casualties in afghanistan since 2001. War dead and veteran tributes this is the online edition of book of remembrance, a twovolume memorial to the london areas war dead. East london during the second world war was a prime target for german bombs. An estimated total of 7085 million people perished, which was about 3% of the 1940 world population est. Malvern college second world war ww2 roll of honour. Up to one half of londons population were away from their homes for some period of world war ii. Almost all gallantry awards in britain were published in the official newspaper, the london gazette, of which the national archives holds a complete set in zj 1. Great fire of london 1666 issue 85 first awards of the victoria cross 1857 issue 21971 battle of trafalgar 1805 issue 15858 simple or advanced searching on one page. Mentioned in despatches our contribution birtwistlewiki. Book one is the loving record of the memorial cross mothers who lost sons in the second world war 1939 1945. B dated 7th february 1919 for gallant and distinguished services in the field. In four years of war, the soviet unions average casualties rate. State summary of war casualties from world war ii for navy, marine corps, and coast guard personnel from massachusetts, 1946.
There are no citations for awards of the military medal or mentions in despatches. This is the action rod received his mentioned in dispatches for. York and lancaster regiment, died 29th september 1944, aged 28. Another click of a link takes us straight to the website of the london gazette so that we can then read the. Gazette despatches, promotions and awards from the crimean war. London was a main target for enemy bombing during world war ii.
Medals awarded during the first world war the national archives. These despatches were written by the commanders concerned during the war and then published later in the british government newspaper of record, the london gazette. List of london gazette issues detailing despatches, awards and casualties relating to the indian rebellion of may 1857 to june 1858. Despatches during world war 2, submitted by commandersinchief, were published in the gazette from 1941 until 1951. The war office made known that the queen had been graciously pleased to approve several names to be mentioned, in recognition of gallant and distinguished serivces in cyprus for the period 1st january to 30th june 1958. Apr 27, 2020 world war 2 was the bloodiest conflict in human history. You can carry out both simple and advanced searches from one page. He was killed in action along with 10 other crew at kuso bay at the battle of imbros, january 1918, when in command of hms monitor 28. Royal navy medals mid, mentions in despatches, world war 1.
Aug 15, 2016 wwii army and army air force casualties. The tables below give a detailed countrybycountry count of human losses. For most conspicuous bravery and devotion to duty east of le cateau on the morning of 18th october 1918, when in the attack his platoon came unexpectedly under intense machinegun fire. The citation in the london gazette of 2nd january, 1945, gives the following details. World war ii was the deadliest military conflict in history. The wwi hero who charged the enemy trenches, captured 6. The award was recorded in the supplement to the london gazette, on the 30th september 1958. World war 2 was the bloodiest conflict in human history. The commandersinchief of each theatre of war infrequently submitted a despatch to the war office, outlining the events since the previous despatch and listing those men who had been nominated as worthy of a mention. The following announcement was written by the folks at. Harry greenwood died in his house just after ww2 at 77 home park road, in wimbledon, south london on 5th may 1948, and was buried in putney vale cemetery. Indian rebellion despatches and awards the gazette. For the first time online, leading british genealogy research website thegenealogist has released over 81,000 records of records of mentioned in dispatches from the first world war, linked to citations from the london gazette.
Pte ernest albert corey, 55th aib btn, mm and 3 bars, gazetted 18 july 1917. The mention in despatches is the most junior form of recognition that was announced in the london gazette. Even when the right page is found in the london gazette, the work may not be completed. The united kingdom in the second world war despatches published in the london gazette. During ww1, reports from commandersinchief were published in the gazette, as the bearer of official war office and ministry of defence events. London gazette combat reports in may 1941 over the south of england and flintshire group captain charles henry appleton was pilot of hawker typhoon 1b mn928 g of 247 royal air force squadron. The soviet armed forces suffered 8,700,000 military deaths and missing in action. Search by multiple criteria to find exactly what you are looking for. Looking for reliable information or news facts about ww2. In world war ii he assumed command of the eight army from 1942 in the.
The issue or supplement number, title and date of publication are listed below. The lists above have been pieced together from different government sources. Casualties suffered by each nation, as well as a complete world war 2 timeline, detailing every event, day by day from 1939 through to 1945. United kingdom 1801 present, kingdom spotlighted out of 6. The air force cross, which was, instituted in 1918, is designed for presentation upon officers and warrant officers of the r. The example of the mentioned in despatches letter from the secretary of state for war from world war one reads. How many london civilians died in the battle of britain.154 647 827 1082 1518 838 52 94 1488 193 485 393 63 155 820 387 1546 158 1529 286 776 991 79 1430 644 762 1289 479 930 143 1409 411 277 712 796 268 956