Berkshire and the (First World) War
Berkshire and the War
and an Index to names in photographs
The society has published a fully searchable CD containing images from all 39 parts of Berkshire and the War, first produced in 1923 by the Reading Standard.
Extensively indexed, this new CD contains nearly 12,000 names, over 700 civilian organisations and a new section on the organisation of the Army and its many regiments during the First World War.
This CD represents a substantial advance on the superseded five CD set mentioned below.
Berkshire and the War' contains 1,500 individually named photographs of Berkshire men fighting at that time, many of them serving in regiments other than the Royal Berkshire Regiment. Berkshire men in the Royal Flying Corps and the Guards Regiments feature too.
Sections include Patriotic Families, Brothers in Arms, and many Battalion photographs. There are many illustrations of Reading during the war years and of its patriotic activities in support of the war effort.
There are eye witness reports of actions involving the Royal Berkshire Regiment, the Territorials and the Berkshire Yeomanry.
Bill Boyall compiled an index of some 9,000 names in the photographs. Click on the links for lists of surnames and initials, and to discover whether there are persons of interest to you in the photographs.
The photographs were first published as a five CD set (now superseded). See the Military and Maritime section of our Shop for the details of the new CD publication that has replaced it.