MLFHS War Memorial Inscriptions

The search facility provides access to a number of war memorial inscriptions relating to war memorials in Greater Manchester.

Entering a surname into the search box below should return a list of memorials relating to that surname. If no details are returned, no memorials are listed. There are options for exact (letter perfect) matches and near matches as defined by Soundex codes. There is currently no facility to accept "wild card" characters in the surnames submitted.

Please note that the Society is unable to provide any further information beyond that contained in the database.

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Note: Many memorials only have an initial.

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For a list of the memorials covered by the present index, please click the button below.

Ranks - Abbreviations

The following abbreviations for military ranks are used in the transcriptions:

Abbreviation

1st.Cl.Boy Gnr

1st Class Boy Gunner.

2nd Cl.Wireín

2nd Class Wireman (RN)

2nd.Lt.

2nd Lieutenant

A/Sman

Able Seaman

Air Mech.

Air Mechanic

Bíman Pte.

Bandsman Private

Bmdr.

Bombardier

Capt.

Captain

C/Sgt., L/Sgt., S/Sgt. & A/Sgt.

Colour Sergeant, Lance Sergeant , Staff Sergeant & Acting Sergeant

CSM, A/CSM

Company Sergeant Major. Acting Company Sergeant Major

Cpl.. L/Cpl. A/Cpl. Y/Cpl.

Corporal, Lance Corporal,  Acting Corporal, Yeoman Corporal.

Dvr.

Driver

Dmr.

Drummer

F/Eng.

Flight Engineer

F/Lt.

Flight Lieutenant

F/Sub Lt.

Flight Sub Lieutenant

Gds.Man

Guardsman

Gnr.

Gunner

Gun.Capt

Gunnery Captain.

Insp.of Guníry.

Inspector of Gunnery

Lt.

Lieutenant

Maj.

Major

Marine Engír.

Marine Engineer

P.O.Mech.

Petty Officer Mechanic

Pnr.

Pioneer

Pte.

Private

QMS.

Quarter Master Sergeant

Rfman

Rifleman

Spr.

Sapper

Spr.

Sapper

Sman. & L/Sman

Seaman & Leading Seaman (RN)

S/QM.Sgt.

Senior Quarter Master Sergeant

Sgt.

Sergeant

S/Major, Batt.S/Maj.

Sergeant Major, Battalion Sergeant Major

Sgt/Obs.

Sergeant Observer

Sigír

Signaller

Sigír (Pte.

Signaller (Private)

Sqr.Ldr.

Sqadron Leader

Stkr & L/Stkr. & 1st.Cl.Stkr.

Stoker, Leading Stoker & 1st Class Stoker (RN)

Sub Lt.

Sub Lieutenant (RN)

Trimmer

Trimmer

Tpr.

Trooper

W/Off.Mech.

Warrant Officer Mechanic

W.Telegr.

Wireless Telegrapher

Wrn., C/Wrn.

Wren, Chief Wren

Amended 20 December 2012 - John Marsden