My Current Projects

The Canadian Cross of Sacrifice at Arlington National Cemetery

The Canadian Cross of Sacrifice at Arlington National Cemetery

 

Sacrifice
Casualties of the First World War commemorated by the Commonwealth War Graves Commission in the United States

This project, endorsed by the U.S. World War One Centennial Commission, studies of the lives and military service of the 365 men buried in the United States and commemorated by the Commonwealth War Graves Commission. In addition, a series of essays will describe themes identified as the project progresses, including: the assistance provided to the United Kingdom prior to the entry of the United states into the war in April 1917; the training of pilots; the segregated Army; German sabotage; the British Military Mission and the training of the United States Army; the flu pandemic in 1918/1919; and commemoration. Read more here.

 

The Gallantry Awards of the Royal Corps of Signals 1920-2020

From its formation in 1920, the men and women of the Royal Corps of Signals have been part of every campaign or war in which the British Army has been engaged. As a contribution to the centennial celebration in 2020, this book will tell the story behind the actions of the Corps’ most gallant soldiers and provide a record all of the gallantry awards, British and foreign, awarded to personnel of the Royal Signals. Read more here.

The Distinguished Conduct Medal awarded to Sergeant J R Romaines for his gallantry in close contact with the enemy in North Africa in 1942.

The Distinguished Conduct Medal awarded to Sergeant J R Romaines for his gallantry in close contact with the enemy in North Africa in 1942.

For Gallantry, Volume 1 – The Burma Gallantry Medal

The Burma Gallantry Medal was instituted in 1940 to reward Governor’s Commissioned Officers, non-commissioned officers and other ranks of the Burma Army, Burma Frontier Force, Burma Military Police, Burma Royal Naval Volunteer Reserve Force and Burma Auxiliary Air Force for acts ‘…of conspicuous gallantry’. Read more here.

The Burma Gallantry Medal, 1939-1945 Star, Burma Star and War Medal 1939-1945 awarded to Sepoy Nand Singh, The Burma Regiment

For Gallantry, Volume 2 – The Colonial Police Medal for Gallantry

The Colonial Police Medal was instituted in 1938 and was superseded by the Queen’s Gallantry Medal in 1974. Read more here.

The Colonial Police Medal for Gallantry awarded to British Sergeant Dennis Baily Richards, Palestine Police

The Colonial Police Medal for Gallantry awarded to British Sergeant Dennis Baily Richards, Palestine Police

 

Szeregowiec Antoni Paszkiewicz

Szeregowiec Antoni Paszkiewicz

 

 

The Antoni Paszkiewicz Project

The Antoni Paszkiewicz project will examine the life and, in particular, the Second World War history of a young Polish man who was born in Vilno (now Vilnius, Lithuania) in 1921. Read more here.

 

 

 

 

(Photographs of medal groups above by permission of Phil McDermott (Romaines) and Dix Noonan Web (Richards and Nand Singh).)