Listed below are the main sources used while researching and writing the book. We hope they will be of use to future researchers. 


Archibald Garrod and the Individuality of Man: A G Bearn, Clarendon Press (ISBN 978-0192621450)

Behind The Name (2009): St Andrew’s Church, Melton (Privately published) 

Fighting on the Home Front: Kate Adie, Hodder & Staunton (London) (ISBN978-1-444-75967-9)

History of the Suffolk Regiment 1914 to 1927: Lieut-Colonel C. C. R. Murphy, Naval and Military Press. (ISBN 1-84342-245-x)

Home Comforts: Eileen Brereton and Anne Wall, (ISBN 978-0993103407)

Letters From The Trenches: J Wadsworth, Pen & Sword (ISBN 978-1781592847) 

Melton and its Churches: C Bentham, East Anglian Magazine Limited (Ipswich) 

Melton – A Changing Village: Robert Blake, (ISBN 978-0951857120) 

Memories of a School Inspector: A J Swinburne, (1912)

Norfolk and Suffolk in the Great War: Edited by Gerald Gliddon, Gliddon Books (ISBN 978-0947893071) 

Sons Of The Sea: Patrick Gaffney, Matador (ISBN 978-1784624347)

St Andrew's Old Church and Churchyard: Monumental Inscriptions: Suffolk Family History Society 

The 10th P.W.O. Royal Hussars and The Essex Yeomanry, 1914-1918: Lieut-Colonel F.H.D.C. Whitmore, Naval and Military Press. (ISBN 1-845740-32-7) 

The British Army 1914-1918: Andrew Rawson, The History Press (ISBN 978-0750956147)

The Great War Medal Collectors Companion Volume 1: Howard Williamson, (ISBN 978-0952754442) 

The Great War Medal Collectors Companion Volume 2: Howard Williamson, (ISBN 978-0952754459) 

The Great War Medal Collectors Companion Volume 3: Howard Williamson, (ISBN 978-0952754466)

The Loyal Suffolk Hussars; The History of the Suffolk Yeomanry 1794 to 1967: Nick Sign and Margaret Thomas, Helion & Company (ISBN 978-1908916457)

The Norfolk Yeomanry at War: Jeremy Bastin, Iceni Press (ISBN 978-0951166406) 

The Western Front Companion: Mark Adkin, Aurum Press, (ISBN 978-1-84513-710-6) 

Tracing Your Service Women Ancestors: Mary Ingham, Pen & Sword (ISBN 978-1848841734)

Woodbridge and District British Red Cross, A History 1911 to 2007: Dorothy Kellogg, (Privately published)

Woodbridge during the First World War: Dr R Merrett, Woodbridge Museum

Women In the Great War: Steven and Tanya Wynn, Pen & Sword (ISBN 978-1473834149)

Women of Intelligence: Christine Halsall, The History Press (ISBN 978-0752464770) 

Ufford and The Great War: Andrew Pritchatt, (Privately published)

Under Fire In the Dardenelles: The Great War Diaries of Major Edward Cadogan: Kira Charatan and Camilla Cecil, Pen & Sword (ISBN 978-1844153749)


Newspapers, Periodicals and Journals

Booth’s Almanack 1915 and 1916

East Anglian Daily Times

Lambert’s Almanack of Suffolk 1914 to 1917

St Bartholomew’s Hospital Journals 1913 to 1919

Suffolk Chronicle and Mercury

Woodbridge Reporter and Wickham Market Gazette



Ordnance Survey Six-inch Series 1902-1903 published 1905

National Library of Scotland: First World War Trench Maps



The research team used family history sites,

including: Ancestry, Find My Past, The Genealogist, Forces War Records, FreeBMD, and Lives of the First World War.


For military records and information, we are indebted to the following websites:

Chris Baker’s Long Long Trail

Sue Light’s Scarlet Finders

Paul Nixon’s Army Service Numbers 1881-1918 website

Commonwealth War Graves Commission

The Western Front Association’s First World War Pension Records

The International Red Cross: Prisoner of War Records

The British Red Cross: First World War Volunteer Records

The London Gazette

The Great War Forum


Record Sets

From the National Archives Collections at Kew:

Admiralty: Royal Navy Registers of Seamen's Services 1853-1924 (ADM 188)

Admiralty: Royal Naval Volunteer Reserve Service Records 1903-1922. (ADM 337)

Admiralty, and Ministry of Defence, Navy Department: Medal Rolls. (ADM 17)

Army Medal Office. WWI Medal Index Cards (WO372)

British Royal Air Force, Airmen's Service Records 1912-1939: (AIR79)

Census Returns of England and Wales, 1881. (RG11)

Census Returns of England and Wales, 1891. (RG12)

Census Returns of England and Wales, 1901. (RG13)

Census Returns of England and Wales, 1911. (RG14)

War Office: Soldiers’ Documents, First World War ‘Burnt Documents’. (WO363)

War Office and Air Ministry: Service Medal and Award Rolls, First World War. Silver War Badge. (WO 329, 2958–3255).

War Office and Air Ministry: Service Medal and Award Rolls, First World War. (WO329)

War Office: Campaign Medal and Award Rolls 1793-1949 (W100)

War Office: Recommendations for Honours and Awards for Gallant and Distinguished Service (Army). (WO 373)

War Office: First World War and Army of Occupation War Diaries: Series WO 95


From the National Army Museum, Chelsea

Soldiers' Effects Records, 1901–60


From the Royal Airforce Museum, Hendon:

Casualty records, Incident and Personal: The RAF

Museum Archive.


Birth, Marriages and Death General Register Office. England and Wales Civil Registration Indexes.



Historical images from the Great War were sourced from:

National Library of Scotland

American Library of Congress

Wellcome Collection

Imperial War Museum

US National Archive

Library and Archives Canada

Alexander Turnbull Library New Zealand

Frank Hurley Collection: State Library of New

South Wales

Munnings Museum, Dedham

Ipswich Museum

Felixstowe Museum


Postcards from various family collections including:

Jo Cox

Andy Pritchatt

Brian Bartlett

Kevin Scott

Jon Hammond

Robert Blake


Other images

Photographs of the battlefield crosses at Melton Old Church by Charmian Berry, Andy and Marcus Pritchatt.