Roll of Honour of Officers of the South Wales Borderers
Who Died in the Great War
Copyright and source: British Military Badges
Regimental Details of the South Wales Borderers as published in The Army List (August 1918)
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Aim of the Website/Project
The aim of the project/website is simple. It is to collate into one place an accurate record of the death of the 307 officers of the South Wales Borderers who died in the Great War and to make a permanent record of their sacrifice. These officers served and died for their country on land, sea and in the air. A detailed statistical analysis of these 307 officers can be viewed here.
Whilst the alphabetical roll of honour, and the roll in each of the war years has been completed, the roll of honour by unit is still a work in progress. Once completed, checked and double-checked, the site will be complete. The aim is to complete and check the website by July 2018.
Research is continuing for further information which will be posted on the site as soon as it can be verified.
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An enormous amount of relevant information is available through the following organisations and publications:
In the main, most information has been gleaned from "The History of the South Wales Borderers 1914 - 1918" by C T Atkinson, but all these sources together form the basis of the information contained on this site.
Commonwealth War Graves Commission
There are some apparent anomalies in the individual records in the Debt of Honour Register maintained by the CWGC and these are listed here with the suggested corrective action taken, and the long term aim is to correct all of these inaccuracies.
The author has taken every reasonable care to ensure that the information on this website is as accurate as possible. Please contact the author should errors or omissions be discovered by visitors to the site in order that corrective action can be taken. Contact details are shown above.
The site is intended for researchers, military and family historians and anyone who is keen to discover this all too significant history of the Gloucestershire Regiment.
The South Wales Borderers
During the Great War the SWB (24th Regiment of Foot) was organised into Regular, Territorial Force and Service Battalions as described here. A total of 21 battalions were raised during the course of the war but only 11 saw active service, and fighting battalions saw combat in China, France and Flanders, Gallipoli, Salonika, Aden, Mesopotamia and Kurdistan.
Also recorded and honoured in this website/project are the names of the officers of the Gloucestershire Regiment, the Herefordshire Regiment and the Monmouthshire Regiment who died in the Great War. These can be viewed here:
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Page last updated: 20th December 2017
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