Rolls of honour and battalions
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National Rolls of Honour
In 1919, the National Publishing Company sought to publish a brief biography of as many of those participating in the First World War as possible. All 14 volumes of the National Roll of Honour are available on Ancestry.
Resources available on findmypast:
- Manchester Roll of Honour - includes 63,000 names in a listing of companies and the men working for them who served in some capacity during WWI. The Rolls of Honour lists men who enlisted in the Army and Royal Navy and mostly relate to companies in and around the city. There is a significant number from Yorkshire and a few from Cheshire and Derbyshire.
- Army Roll of Honour - World War II
- Manchester City Battalions Book of Honour, 1916
Manchester City Battalions
Findmypast also contains around 11,000 records of men who served with the:
- so-called 'Manchester Pals' battalions: the 16th (Service) Battalion
- Manchester Regiment to the 23rd (Service) Battalion
- Manchester Regiment (inclusive)
Records are arranged by battalion, company, then platoon, it includes photographs of each platoon. It also includes rolls of honour for Manchester Corporation and local firms.