Useful Links

The following are links to some of the websites used in the production of this site.

The Great War ForumAccess to experts on all aspect of the Great War and free
AncestryCensus and family information
Commonwealth War Graves CommissionSearchable database of all commonwealth dead from both wars
The London GazetteSearchable records of officer promotions, appointments and awards
The Roll of HonourDetails of memorials around the UK
Lost BombersA searchable database of Bomber Command losses in World War Two
U Boats and Shipping LossesVery detailed site containing details of submarine operations
World War Two ForumFor discussion on World War Two with lots of experts on hand to assist in research. Free to join.
HMS HoodThe HMS Hood Association
Machine Gun CorpsDedicated to the memory of those who served in the Machine Gun Corps
Sussex and the Great WarLocal historian blog


It is not possible to thank everyone who contributed information but special thanks to the following for both their encouragement and their generosity in sharing their time and expertise. All contributions were invaluable.

Mrs Jackie Hamblin for her seemingly unlimited patience and understanding
Mr Nick Cole (Web site design)
Mr David Collins
Mr Jonathan Saunders
Mr Anthony Hyde-Parker OL
Mr Stuart Farrell
Mr Charles Fair
Ms Stephanie Jenkins
Ms Sarah Linfield (Lancing College)
Ms Rachel Johns
Mr Jonathan Gillespie (Head Master Lancing College)
Mr Andy Pay
Mr David Green
Mrs Anne Drewery (Archivist, Lancing College)
Ms Sunny Solomons (Assistant Archivist, Lancing College)
Mr Martin Clift
Mr Peter Clare
Mr Martin McNeela
Mr Nick Evans OL
Mr Richard Allenby
Mr Edward Norman (49 Squadron Association)
Mrs Claire Welling (Lancing College)
Mr Steven McGregor
Mr Jeremy Tomlinson MA (Lancing College)
Mr James Cook
Ms Fiona Colbert (Archivist, St John's College Cambridge)
Mr Graeme Clarke
Mr Alan Wallace
Mr Grant Jones
Ms Sue Light
Mr Graham Sacker
Mr Robert Dixon
Mr Roger Viggers
Mr Harold Mitchell (Household Cavalry Archive)
Ms Daphne Paley-Smith
Mr Andrew Fletcher
Mr Keith Meek
Ms Patricia "Paddy" Stephenson
Mr Mark Playford
Mr Michael Strong
Mr Adam Hermitage
Mr Chris Constantine
Mr Richard Allenby
Mr Paul Lewis
Mr Marc Stewart, a committee member of the Old Bordenian Association, who researched and wrote the narrative for Sergeant Nigel Locke

The wonderful members of the Great War Forum and WW2Talk who answered questions from all corners of the globe at all times of the day and night.