33rd Signal Regiment,
Liverpool Road, Huyton, Liverpool (Headquarters of 42nd Signal
Squadron since 1967).
42nd Signal Squadron, Norman Road, Rusholme, Manchester.
Inscriptions on war memorials, notice boards, trophies & items
presented to the unit.
Commonwealth War Graves Commission, 2 Marlow Road, MAIDENHEAD, Berkshire
Local libraries, museums & newspapers.
North West Territorial & Army Volunteer Reserve Association
Public Records Office, Ruskin Avenue, KEW, Surrey TW9 4DU
Royal Engineers Library, Brompton Barracks, CHATHAM, Kent ME4 4UG
Royal Signals Museum, Blandford Camp, BLANDFORD, Dorset - worth visiting.
Serving & former unit members (see Old Comrades Associations section).
42nd (East Lancashire) Division 1914-1918 by Frederick P Gibbon
published in 1920 by Country Life
A History of the East Lancashire Royal Engineers published in 1921 by
Country Life (includes a comprehensive section on the East Lancashire
Divisional Signal Company in WW1).
Badges on Battledress by Lieutenant Colonel HN Cole OBE TD FR Hist S -
Divisional and Other Signs by Captain V Wheeler-Holohan - published 1920.
Headdress, Badges and Embellishments of the Royal Corps of Signals by Major
AG Harfield BEM - published 1982.
North West Territorial newspaper, later re-named the North West Volunteer.
Red Rose Mercury (Newsletter of 42nd Signal Regiment from circa
Review of the Territorial & Auxiliary Forces of East Lancashire
published by The Territorial Magazine with the East Lancashire Territorial
& Auxiliary Forces Association circa 1952.
Revised Titles and Designations of Major Units of the Territorial Army 1951
published by the War Office 2nd May 1952 - War Office Code Number
Royal Engineers (Volunteers) 1859 - 1908 by RA Westlake - published 1983.
Officers Died in the Great War 1914-1919 - JB Hayward & Son 1988.
Soldiers Died in the Great War 1914-1919: Royal Engineers - published by
the War Office 1921.
TAVR magazine (became Territorial Army magazine in 1979 and merged with ‘Soldier’
magazine in early 1980’s).
The Army List (annual list of army units and officers - HMSO).
The History of British Army Signals in the Second World War by Major
General RFH Nalder CB OBE published by the Royal Signals Institution 1953.
The London Gazette (HMSO)
The Royal Corps of Signals - A History of its Antecedents and Development
(circa 1800-1955) by Major General RFH Nalder CB OBE published by the Royal
Signals Institution 1958.
The Signal Service in the European War, 1914-1918 by RE Priestley published
by Mackay 1921.
The Territorial Army by GN Thompson & T Neville - published 1989.
The Territorial Force 1914 by RA Westlake - published 1988.
The Vital Link: The Story of the Royal Signals 1945-1985 by Philip Warner -
The Wire (Royal Signals magazine).
Through to 1970 - Royal Signals Jubilee by Colonel RM Adams published by
the Royal Signals Institution 1970 (worth reading - particularly good on
Unit War Diaries held at the Public Records Office.
Medal issue rolls held at the Public Records Office.