Thursday, 14 January 2016

The War-Graves of the Western Front 1914-1918

 
The Arras War Graves and Memorials


 
Published June 2015 and now available from Amazon.
 
 



The Menin Gate Memorial
 


Published June 2015 and now available from Amazon.
 
 



 


The Thiepval War Graves and Memorials



 
Published June 2015 and now available from Amazon.
 
 


 The Tyne Cot War Graves and Memorials
 
 
Published June 2015 and now available from Amazon.
 
 



Tuesday, 5 January 2016

The Cambridge American Cemetery


 
The Cambridge American Cemetery
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About the author - Martin Nicholson and his wife Claire Nicholson own one of the largest archives of grave related photographs in the world. A selection of their work appears in the blog "Grave Mistakes" that has had over 400,000 hits since it was launched in 2013. Other examples appear in the Facebook group "Social History" where Martin acts as the group administrator.
 
This book is compiled from the records maintained by the American Battle Monuments Commission (ABMC) of servicemen and women killed or missing since April 6th 1917. The ABMC lists over 218,000 names of dead and missing service personnel. Of these just over 8,900 (4.1%) are to be found at the Cambridge American Cemetery. The book is divided into sections that contain details of the location within the cemetery of the service personnel who were one of two or less of their particular service rank or were only members of a unit who lost their lives. Every life lost as a result of military service is a tragedy for the family and friends of the individual, and this book does not seek to imply that those listed here are any more deserving of memory than those not selected.
 

 

 

The Honolulu Memorial - An explorers guide

The Honolulu Memorial - An explorers guide
 
 
Published January 2016 and now available from Amazon.
 
This book is compiled from the records maintained by the American Battle Monuments Commission (ABMC) of servicemen and women killed or missing since April 6th 1917.
 
The ABMC lists over 218,000 names of dead and missing service personnel. Of these just over 28,780 (13.2%) are to be found at the Honolulu Memorial which is located within the National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific.
 
The book is divided into sections that contain details of the location within the site where service personnel who were one of five or less of their particular service rank to lose their lives are commemorated.
 
Every life lost as a result of military service is a tragedy for the family and friends of the individual, and this book does not seek to imply that those listed here are any more deserving of memory than those not selected.
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Martin Nicholson - Ticklerton Barn, Ticklerton, Church Stretton, Shropshire, UK
 
 

Unique Commonwealth War Graves - a new 6 volume worldwide survey

Unique United Kingdom War Graves and Memorials Worldwide

 

 
Published December 2015 and now available from Amazon.
 
This book is compiled from the records maintained by the Commonwealth War Graves Commission of servicemen and women killed or missing since the start of the First World War in 1914.
 
The book is subdivided into three separate sections. The first contains details of the location of the grave or memorial that is the only one in a particular country. The second and third sections contain details of the locations of the graves or memorials naming United Kingdom servicemen or women who were the only representative of their rank or unit anywhere in the world to lose their lives.
 
The other books in this series, for the war graves of other Commonwealth nationalities, also include a section listing those cemeteries worldwide that include only one grave or name on a memorial of a serviceman or woman of that nationality. This has proved impractical for United Kingdom service personnel because of the huge number of such sites, both in the UK and worldwide. However this additional list is available via e-mail for any reader who requires it, on request to the author.
 
Every life lost as a result of military service is a tragedy for the family and friends of the individual, and this book does not seek to imply that those listed here are any more deserving of memory than those not selected.
 
The CWGC lists over 1,282,000 names of dead or missing United Kingdom service personnel who are remembered at locations worldwide. Of these 559,808 (43.7%) were Privates but only one was a Nursing Assistant.
 
In the same series
 
 
Unique Australian War Graves and Memorials Worldwide
 
 
Unique Canadian War Graves and Memorials Worldwide

 
Unique Indian War Graves and Memorials Worldwide

 
Unique New Zealand War Graves and Memorials Worldwide


  Unique South African War Graves and Memorials Worldwide
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Martin Nicholson - Ticklerton Barn, Ticklerton, Church Stretton, Shropshire