Each record includes an image of the original roll and a transcript for the individual entries. The detail in each entry can vary. A small number of men are identified by last name only and many more only by last name and initials.
The transcript includes:
The images can include additional details:
The book 'Manchester City Battalions Book of Honour' was published in 1916 to mark the formation of the 90th and 91st Brigades of the Manchester Regiment which comprised the 16th to 23rd Battalions. The first part of the book consisted of platoon lists and photographs and the second part of Rolls of Honour compiled by companies and institutions.
The Rolls of Honour list men who have enlisted in the Army and Royal Navy and mostly relate to companies in and around Manchester. There is a significant number from Yorkshire, however, as well as a few from Cheshire and Derbyshire.
Some 724 companies and institutions are included, of which the most substantial rolls are:
The rolls do not provide extensive information; however, knowledge of the company for which a man worked may lead to further information from other sources. A number of records of companies in the Manchester area are held by the Greater Manchester County Record Office and Manchester Archives and Local Studies. Other archives may also have relevant holdings.