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Below is a list of links and published documents that we have found useful in building this site.
 
LINKS
 
Commonwealth War Graves Commission
The CWGC has responibility for maintaining war graves thoughout the world. Their site contains a lot of information about their services, but more importantly maintains a database of 1.8 million names of people killed during the First and Second World Wars. The database is searchable by name, the returns showing the date and location of death (where known) and the location of the grave.
 
Imperial War Museum
This site covers much of the work of the Museum and includes extensive information about the UK National Inventory of War Memorials.
 
Naval History
A comprehensive list of Royal & Dominion navy casualties, pre-1914-2008, by Name and Date/Ship, including Royal Marines. Totalling over 125,000 names, compiled by Don Kindell, US Researcher
 
The Western Front Association
The site contains a wide range of information and photographic tours.
 
Land Forces of Britain, the Empire and Commonwealth
A comprehensive collection of resources pertaining to the Land Forces of Britain and the former empire in the form of information about countries, regiments and conflicts.
 
Hellfire Corner
A site devoted to World War I, containing news and information, largely about the Western Front, and a selection of essays and articles on a variety of topics.
 
War Memorials Trust
This organisation came into being in 1995 to promote the preservation of War Memorials, many of which were, and are, in danger of being lost to the weather and other factors.
 
The Official HMS Victory Website
Including a list of all 820 men and officers aboard the ship on the eve of Trafalgar.
 
National Maritime Museum Archive Catalogue
Gazettes Online
The National Archives Online
The War Graves Photographic Project
War Memorials Trust
Channel 4 - Lost Generation
British War Graves
Naval Biographical Database
Liddell Hart Centre for Military Archives
 


The names of those people of Portsmouth who lost their lives in WW2 is etched into 100s of memorials across the globe. In this book the author James Daly tells the story of some of those men and women, mentioning over 250 names, spread across all fighting and support services. That covers around 10% of the total number lost which he quotes as 2549. A well researched book that adds useful material to the history of Portsmouth.

PRINTED MATERIAL
Commonwealth War Graves Commission printed material.
Portsmouth City Council leaflets.
Hampshire County Council web site.
St.Thomas' Cathedral, Portsmouth - The Guides' Guide.
'Commandos & Rangers of WWII' by James Ladd from R.M.Museum.
'St Anns Church, A Brief History' by Wendy Smith
'Forgotten Heroes' by John Symonds
'City of Gallant Hearts' by Bob Hinds
 
LOCAL HISTORY LINKS
History In Portsmouth
Portsmouth Records Office
Portsmouth City Museum
Portsmouth Society
Portsmouth Historic Dockyard
Portsdown Tunnels
 
UK SITES LISTING LOCAL MEMORIALS
North-East War Memorials Project
East Lancashire War Memorials
East Midlands War Memorials
Tombstones & Monumental Inscriptions
The Palace Barracks Memorial Garden, Northern Ireland
 
SITES RELEVANT TO FAMILY HISTORICAL RESEARCH
www.war-experience.org - the Second World War Experience Centre.
www.veterans-uk.info/service_records/service_records.html - for Service Records
www.bbc.co.uk/dna/ww2/Research-Family - for WW2 research
www.1914-1918.net/grandad/grandad.htm - for WW1 research
 
OTHER USEFUL LINKS
Ship and Passenger Lists
The Portsmouth Napoleonic Society
The Battle of Coronel On-line Memorial
Uboat.net
 

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