Portal:Rolls of Honour
From the Border Regiment Wiki
Casualty lists by battalion
The table below shows the current progress of the project, our aim being to include as many as 6,500 (or more) Border Regiment soldiers in the database. The casualty list for each battalion displays the soldier's name, number and rank whilst the remaining information including the battalion, place of enlistment, place of residence, where born, where died, age, date of death, resting place, burial reference and photograph (if supplied) is available on the soldier's individual remembrance page. The amount of information on this page varies from person to person, some pages providing more details than others.
The project has already undergone some improved changes with the way the soldier's information is displayed so you may notice differences in the format between various soldiers and battalions. This will align over time so that all soldiers' casualty and cemetery information is displayed using the same format, simplifying a large and complex project for the benefit of the viewer.
To see all the casualties added to the database so far (casualties from all battalions combined) take a look at Casualties of the Border Regiment.
Cemeteries/memorials by country
The Cemeteries and Memorials by Country table can be used if you already know where your soldier is buried or commemorated. The cemetery lists are quite different to the casualty lists, compiled to provide a comprehensive listing of all the cemeteries and memorials specifically associated with the Border Regiment. These cemeteries, maintained by the Commonwealth War Graves Commission
, number in their hundreds, many containing only one or two burials. Other cemeteries contain as many as 50 or 60 burials whilst some memorials contain anything upwards of several hundred commemorations to those who have no known grave.
Each cemetery or memorial page contains information reproduced by kind permission of the CWGC. This information is shown in the cemetery information box using collapsed sections where you can reveal (or hide) the casualty figures, visiting, locational and historical details as necessary. Currently, all countries in the table below, with the exception of France and the United Kingdom have full listings of cemeteries and memorials associated with Border Regiment burials.
To see all the cemeteries and memorials added to the database so far (all countries combined), take a look at Commonwealth War Graves Commission cemeteries.
About this project
Casualties of the Border Regiment
This project was created with one simple aim, to list as many casualties of the Border Regiment during the Great War as possible using two main sources for reference: Commonwealth War Graves Commission and Soldiers Died in the Great War 1914-19: The Border Regiment, which without, this project would not have been possible. Each soldier will be remembered on his own wiki page using the 'Soldier of the Border Regiment' information box to list the details found in both sources.
At the Border Regiment Wiki we believe this information should always be readily available at no cost. The invaluable work done by the CWGC and their kindness in helping this project by allowing us to use their cemetery details and photographs has given us the head start in making this weighty undertaking a reality.
Further aims of the project
- Casualty lists by battalion
- Include a remembrance page for every casualty in each of the battalions;
- Upload images of each soldier and his headstone.
- Cemeteries and memorials by country
- Complete the cemetery listings for France and the United Kingdom;
- List the corresponding number of Border Regiment burials for each of these cemeteries.
Broken links on cemetery and memorial pages
Due to an update of the CWGC website, links to the photo, plans and reports sections of each cemetery and memorial listed in this project are subsequently broken. The administrator is endeavouring to fix these links whenever possible by updating the relevant pages with a new and improved template.
6th Battalion men almost complete
We are almost nearing the completion of the 6th Battalion casualty lists with only the B's to include in the database. This should be completed within the next 7-10 days.
We always need information and photos of the men we are remembering in this project. If you have any information or photos of headstones and soldiers (in uniform or civilian clothes) listed in this project we would like to hear from you
. Your help will make all the difference to completing this project.
References / notes
- ↑ The link to the 11th Battalion (Lonsdale Battalion Roll of Honour) is a transcription from Soldiers Died in the Great War 1914-19: The Border Regiment. While it is not part of the Casualties of the Border Regiment project, it has been included here temporarily until we have transcribed the updated version, which will most likely be last.
- ↑ The details provided (in the cemetery information box only, with the exception of the casualty figures section) does not come under the CC-by-SA 3.0 license of this site. Please do not copy this text, unless for personal home use only, without prior permission from the CWGC.
- ↑ Some fields inside the infobox may not contain some details due to missing information from the original sources; missing information sometimes includes: enlisted, age, how died, where died and grave/memorial ref.
- ↑ Please note this project is being compiled by the administrator only. Several thousand names have been published both on the CWGC website and in the original SDGW Border Regiment volume and as a result will take a considerable amount of time for just one person to complete so please bear with us in this long-term endeavour.