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The London Gazette

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The London Gazette editions for 1914/1918

'The London Gazette is an official newspaper of the state and has been in existence since 1665.  In formation found in the London Gazette includes commissions and announcement concerning honours and awards.

The London Gazette editions for 1914-1920 and for 1939-1948 are now online at  Select the Archive tab, on the navigation bar, for a drop down menu.  Each page of the edition comes as a separate PDF file.

During the First World War period, each month of the London Gazette had a different number of pages, many running in to thousands.  The first page of the first London Gazette in January is always page 1.  The last page of the last London Gazette of December the same year may be page

To find an award in the London Gazette consult the relevant Gazette index.  Each index cover a three month period: March, June, September and December - the March Gazette covers January, February and March. The arrangement of the index is similar: first in alphabetical order of
award and then in alphabetical order of recipient.  Along side each name is a page number for the quarter of the year covered by the index.  This should give an indication of the month to be searched.

The amount of information recorded depends on the seniority of the award.

When the site originally went online there were limitations on browser access.  The site was designed to work only on Internet Explorer - Netscape 7.0 or Opera 6.0 did not display properly.  Mac users have reported the site to be unstable.'

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