people have died in the service of the nation that almost
every family has been touched by loss. Remembrance is a time
when many of us begin a search to find out about our 'personal
heroes' and if that includes you then at BBC Leicester we
hope to get you started.
War Graves Commission is the place to begin when looking for
information about family members who died in the two World
Wars of the last century. The Commission has a superb website
and allows you to search their database for details about
where people are buried and the more you can put into their
search engine the better.
We have been given access to the names of those who died in
the Leicestershire Regiment which lost almost 9,000 men in
the two World Wars. The list for each war is alphabetical
by surname so click on the letter you need. The entry for
each name should give you enough detail to search the CWGC
the Leicestershire Regiment
Royal Leicestershire Regiment was formed 1688.
1777 it saw action in the American War of Independence.
in India between 1804 - 1823 from where it got its nickname
of "The Tigers".
the Great War (1914 - 1918) over 7,000 members of the regiment
were killed in France, Belgium and the Middle East.
the Second World War (1939 - 1945) over 1,500 members of
the regiment were killed in Norway, Belgium, Italy, Greece
and the Middle East.
Regiment became part of The Royal Anglian Regiment in 1964.
CWGC does not have details about wars which were not "Commonwealth
Conflicts" - for example the Gulf War and the Korean War which
were United Nations actions.
However our links
page to other military websites and ex-forces websites
should help you.