The Bond of Sacrifice – A Biographical Record of all British Officers who fell in the Great War. Volume I August – December 1914 and Volume II January – June 1915 available on Familyrelatives.com
The Bond of Sacrifice collection presents 4,000 biographies of those who made the ultimate sacrifice, arranged alphabetically to provide an invaluable record of the contribution and achievements of those who served.
“Deep as must ever be the debt of gratitude which the Nation owes to its soldiers in the ranks, at least the same is owing to the devoted and intrepid leaders who have so freely sacrificed their lives on these blood stained fields.”
Field - Marshall the Viscount French of Ypres, Colonel 19th Hussars, Colonel Irish Guards, Colonel-in- Chief Royal Irish Regiment.
The first volume covering the first few months of the outbreak of war lists each officer with an accompanying photographic portrait with a biographical record of the men who perished in the war.
The Bond of Sacrifice begins with Military Despatches from the Field – Marshall Commanding – in – Chief, British Forces in the Field.
Followed by a Regimentally Classified List of the officers included in Volume I. Commands and Staff.
The Biographies presented in alphabetical order are a valuable source of information and record the contribution and achievements of those involved.
The Bond of Sacrifice contains nearly 4000 names and is a useful resource when researching family military history.
The biography generally provides the name, rank, regiment, where and how they died, date and location of birth, father’s name and address, education, military career, brief account of military achievements and decorations, mention in despatches. May also include information on spouse and children.
The series was never completed due to the enormity of the task and the high number of casualties.
The records were digitised and provided online for easier searching and are a useful resource when researching family military history. The collection now forms part of Familyrelatives.com’s online military archives which number over 20 million records.