More about our sources


The information presented on this website has been gathered together from a number of sources.

The Commonwealth War Graves Commission (CWGC)
(http://www.cwgc.org/).
  • They provide information about military casualties, burial places and memorials for the two world wars and civilians of World War 2
Naval and Military Press:
  • Soldiers who died in the Great War and Army Roll of Honour 1939-1945. Pulbished in 1921 by His Majesty's Stationery Office, this records the details of over 740,000 officers and men who died in  World War 1. Digital index published by Naval and Military Press. (http://www.naval-military-press.com/)
  • Soldiers Died in World War 2, also know as the UK, Army Roll of Honour compiled from a variety of sources between 1944 and 1949 (National Archive WO304). Digital index published by Naval and Military Press. (http://www.naval-military-press.com/)
  • Civilian War Dead (CWD) mortuary forms.
    These apply mainly to civilians who died as a result of aerial bombing in World War 2. For reasons of dignity the information contained on these forms has not been reproduced in full here, but the forms are accessible on request at the Local History Library.
  • Bomb damage photographs.
  • Assorted ARP records relating to Civilian War Dead
Burial information from the Islington Cemetery and Crematorium at East Finchley
(http://www.islington.gov.uk/Environment/cemeteries/).

United Kingdom National Inventory of War Memorials (UKNIWM) website

(http://www.ukniwm.org.uk/).
  • This records all non-CWGC memorials to all conflicts. The inventory is based at the Imperial War Museum and is a joint initiative between the museum and the Royal Commission on the Historic Monuments of England, now part of English Heritage.
Air raid incident details
  • Air raid incident details come from the 24-hour log compiled by the Ministry of Home Security (National Archives, HO203), extracts published by After The Battle Publications in their three volume 1987 book, edited by Winston G Ramsey, The Blitz: Then and Now. (http://www.afterthebattle.com/)
World War 2  RAF losses
  • Details of Bomber Command losses 1939-1945 come from Royal Air Force Bomber Command Losses of the Second World War, (9 Volumes), edited by W. R. Chorley. Published by Ian Allan Publishing. (http://www.ianallanpublishing.com/)
  • Details of Fighter Command losses 1939-1943 come from RAF Fighter Command Losses of the Second World War Vol 1: Operational Losses Aircraft and Crews (1939-1943 - 2 volumes), edited by N R Franks. Published by Ian Allan Publishing. (http://www.ianallanpublishing.com/)
  • Details of Coastal Command losses 1939-1941 come from Royal Air Force Coastal Command Losses: Aircraft and Crew Losses 1939-1941, (1 volume), edited by R McNeill. Published by Ian Allan Publishing. (http://www.ianallanpublishing.com/)
  • Details of RAF Bomber losses in the Middle East and Mediterranean come from RAF Bomber Losses: v. 1: Middle East and Mediterranean 1939-1942 (Raf Bomber Command Losses), edited by D. Gunby and P. Temple. Pulbished by Ian Allan Publishing. (http://www.ianallanpublishing.com/)