The Roll of Honour of Commonwealth Officers (The Book of Remembrance)

The Book of Remembrance

Location: The Royal Military Academy Sandhurst Memorial Chapel.

The names of the officers who fell between 3 September 1939 and 31 December 1946 are recorded in a Book of Remembrance, which shows each officer’s surname, initials, rank, honours and decorations, theatre of war in which they died, and year of death. On it are recorded 238 Royal Signals officers (two of whom are recorded in the ‘Command and Staff’ section[1]). Commemorated separately are 14 officers of the Indian Signal Corps (three of whom are recorded as Indian Army General List). Twenty-five Royal Signals officers and one Indian Signal Corps officer commemorated by the Commonwealth War Graves Commission are not recorded in the Book of Remembrance, most of whom died after 1945.

In the Royal Signals Museum archive may be found a typewritten roll of Royal Signals officer casualties that includes the date and manner of death and which was used in the compilation of the Book of Remembrance.[2]

1. (Back) Brigadier G. E. Mansergh CBE, MC and Colonel E. K. Steward.

2. (Back) Killed in action, died of wounds, died whilst a POW, died—accident etc.