Books and Online Sources about Buckinghamshire and the Great War


The majority of printed books listed below are available at Buckinghamshire Archives.  This list was created in 2018, and may not be completely up-to-date.

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Aylesbury Vale Remembers
The Council in conjunction with Maybe Magazine and Community Impact Bucks, 2016

Buckinghamshire in the Great War: A Research Framework
Ian Beckett, in Records of Bucks vol. 57, 2017

The Local Community and the Great War: Aspects of Military Participation
Ian Beckett, in Records of Bucks vol. 20, 1978

Call to Arms: The Story of Bucks' Citizen Soldiers from Their Origins to Date
Ian Beckett, 1985

Select Memories of the 1/1st Royal Bucks Hussars 1914-1918: Revised Edition
Ian Beckett, 2015

Woods’ Australian Diary: The diary of William James Birch 1917-1919 (Halefield Camp, Wendover)
Bill Birch (ed.), 2006

Burnham, Cippenham and Hitcham war heroes
Dorothy Blackman, 1995

Julian Grenfell: Soldier, Poet
Angela Bolger, 2005

Their Names Shall be Carved in Stone: The War Memorial at Eton Wick and Boveney, its Story and that of the Men Whose Names are there Recorded
Frank Bond, 2000

Iver War Dear 1914-1918
Tanya Britton, 2019

Bow Brickhill During the Great War: Transcriptions from the North Bucks Times and County Observer, Bow Brickhill Parish Council Minutes, Bow Brickhill School Log Book
Edited by Gill Cannell, Bow Brickhill History Society, 2014

Royal Latin School roll of honour 1914-1918 (The Great War)
G. W. Capel, 2001

Buckinghamshire and the Great War  
Centre for Buckinghamshire Studies and Ian Beckett, 2019
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World War I Servicemen: A guide to the sources available for researching servicemen who fought in World War I held at the Centre for Buckinghamshire Studies and beyond
Centre for Buckinghamshire Studies, 2016

Not Forgotten: WW1 Buckinghamshire Soldiers
Centre for Buckinghamshire Studies and John Colet School, Wendover, 2009

Amersham Remembers: The Men Who Gave Their Lives In The Great War
Chiltern U3A Family History Groups, 2015

The Second Bucks Battalion 1914-1918: An Unofficial Record
G. Christie-Miller, 1920

The War Graves of the British Empire: The Register of the Names of Those Who Fell in the Great War and are Buried in Cemeteries and Churchyards in the Administrative County of Buckingham
Commonwealth War Graves Commission, 1930

In memory of those men of Chesham Bois parish who served and fell in the great war of 1914-1918
Roger Cook, 2011

Duty and Service: Letters from the Front (Aylesbury)
Lionel William Crouch, 1917

First World War Practice Trenches in Pullingshill Wood, Marlow: An Interpretation and Evaluation
D. Dawson, in Records of Bucks 47, 2007

A Survey of Probable First World War Practice Trenches at Whiteleaf, Princes Risborough, Bucks
Michael Farley, 1988

The Wartime Letters of John ‘Charlie’ Hold, Dec 1915-Dec 1914 (Marlow)
Andy Ford (ed.), 2018

Fulmer's Fallen: The Story of Fulmer's Lost Sons from Both World Wars
Edward Guinness and Kenneth Peters, 2009

Lest We Forget: The Fallen of Waddesdon, Westcott, Upper Winchendon and Woodham in the Two World Wars
Ivor Gurney and Norman Carr, 2015

With the colours 1914-1918: a record of service at home and abroad during the Great War by employees of Hazell, Watson & Viney Ltd. (Aylesbury)
Ralph C. Hazell, 1914-1918

Ten Hedgerley men from the Great War
Hedgerley Historical Society, 2017

The Milton Keynes Book of Days of the Great War
Marion Hill, 2014

Fighting for the Bucks: The History of the Royal Bucks Hussars 1914-18
E.J. Hounslow, 2013

Soldiers Died in the Great War 1914-19: Part 47: The Oxfordshire and Buckinghamshire Light Infantry
Imperial War Museum, 1989

Letters From the Front: A Buckinghamshire Boy Goes to War (Stone)
R. Jupiter, 2008

The Chalfonts and Gerrards Cross at War
D.J. Kelly, 2014

St Andrew's Remembers: The Men of Great Linford Who Gave Their Lives in the Great War 1914-1918
David Kent, 2014

To the Front and Back: Four and a Half Years in the Life of an Infantryman (Milton Keynes)
Peter Kent, 2007

Holmer Green Heroes of WWI: Stories of a Buckinghamshire Village During Changing Times
Stuart King, 2017

Your Loving Brother Albert: The Letters of a Boy Soldier, 1915-16 (Wolverton)
Roger Kitchen, 1992

Dagnall War Memorial: World War One Roll of Honour with Detailed Information
Carolynn Langley and Martin Edwards, 2003

Fromelles: Australia's Darkest Day and the Dramatic Discovery of Our Fallen World War One Diggers
Patrick Lindsay, 2008

Men of Wendover: An Index of the Wendover Men Who Fought in World War One
Valerie Moir, 2017

A Great Loss: Wendover Men Killed in World War One
Valerie Moir, 2006

The Story of the Oxfordshire and Buckinghamshire Light Infantry
Henry Newbolt, 1915       

Remembering Padbury’s Fallen: An Account of the Gentlemen From This Village who Served and Died in the First World War
Padbury Sick Benefit Society, 2018

Great Missenden in World War One
Jill Pateman, 2018

Lest We Forget: The Men and Women commemorated on Aylesbury Town War Memorial
David Pickup, 2000

Fighting Side by Side: The Men from the First World War who are Commemorated on the Stone, Bishopstone, Dinton and Ford War Memorials
David Pickup, 2014

Our Village Heroes: Dinton and Ford War Memorials
David Pickup, 2014

Thomas Henry Pointer 1895-1916 : a tribute from his great-niece, Susan Pointer (Brill)
Susan Pointer, 2011

List of Places of Internment (World War One)
Prisoners of War Information Bureau, 2000

Winslow Fallen in the Great War
Mark Randall, 2018

Every One a Hero: Stoke Poges in the Great War
Lionel Rigby, 2006

Wartime Quainton
Gordon Rodwell, 2015

We will Remember Them: The Servicemen who Died During the 1914-1918 and 1939-1945 Wars and the Civilians who Died During the 1939-1945 War, Iver and Iver Heath
Stella Rowlands, 2005

Penn and Tylers Green in the Great War and the Men Who Did Not Return
Saunders, Ronald, Penn and Tylers Green Residents Society, 2009

No Finer Courage: A Village in the Great War (The Lee)
Michael Senior, 2004

The Stewkley Lads: Fallen in the Great War
John Sheldon, Stewkley Local History Group, 2009

For the Village of Maids Moreton and its Men Who Fought and Died in the Great War 1914-1918
Pam Smith, 1998

Record of the 2nd Bucks Battalion Territorial Force 1914-1918
Ivor Stewart-Liberty, 1918          

Buckingham's Great War Centenary Memorial Maps
Phillip Sturtivant, Geoff Kirk and John Mellors, circa 2014

The 2nd Bucks Battalion Oxfordshire and Buckinghamshire Light Infantry 1914-1918
J.C. Swann, 1919

The Citizen Soldiers of Buckinghamshire, 1795-1926
J.C. Swann, 1930                

Newport Pagnell During the First World War
John A. Taylor, 2014

Home Fires: Life in the North Bucks Towns and Villages During the First World War
John A. Taylor, 2014

Newport Pagnell During the First World War
John A. Taylor, 2014

Stony Stratford During the First World War
John A. Taylor, 2014

The Men of Wooburn War Memorial
Barrie Thorpe, 1993

The Great War 1914-1918: We Will Remember Them: Akeley War Memorial
J.W. Tibbett and A.M. Hawker, 2008

Tingewick's Fallen Soldiers of the Great War: Lest we Forget 1914-1918
Tingewick Historical Society, 2014

We Will Remember Them: In memory of the men of Brill who gave their lives in the Two World Wars
Nigel Viney, 2011

Strike Home: The Royal Bucks Yeomanry 1794-1967
Steve White, 1992

World War One Memorial: St John the Evangelist, Radclive-cum-Chackmore, Buckinghamshire
Sally Wilson, 2012

The First Buckinghamshire Battalion 1914-1919
P. Wright, 1920                  


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Casualties of the Royal Buckinghamshire Hussars, WW1, from the database of the Commonwealth War Graves Commission

The Oxfordshire and Buckinghamshire Light Infantry Chronicle 1914

Oxfordshire and Buckinghamshire Light Infantry Roll of Honour 1914-1919        

All Saints Parish Church, High Wycombe: Roll of Honour...Great European War 1914-1918

Audio/Visual and Websites

Our County at War: The Home Front in Buckinghamshire 1914-1918
Joanna Barclay, Audio-Visual resource: DVD, 2016

Buckinghamshire Remembers and Clint’s Roll of Honour

Great War Buckinghamshire Project Website 2019

Soldiers died in the Great War, 1914-19: a complete and searchable digital database [CD-ROM] / constructed by The Naval and Military Press

Tell them of Us: Wycombe and the First World War told through some of the burials in High Wycombe Cemetery
John Hampden Grammar School and Wycombe Abbey School in conjunction with Flackwell Area Local History Group, John Hampden Grammar School and Wycombe Abbey School, 2014


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