Territorial Army

I have a keen interest in individuals who were awarded the Efficiency Medal (Territorial) and served in the Second World War. However I have also published on the West Somerset Yeomanry and the Artists Rifles.

Special Forces of the Second World War.

Compiled a nominal roll of personnel who were awarded the Efficiency Medal (Territorial) and served in the special forces during the Second World War. The medal was awarded to officers and other ranks who had pre war service in the Territorial Army. Recipients served in the Special Operations Executive, Commandos, the Special Air Service, Long Range Desert Group, SAS Phantom, 30 Assault Unit, T Force and the Chindits. Each entry in the nominal roll has some brief biographical information, and in some cases, information concerning awards for gallant and distinguished service extracted from The National Archives at Kew.


The Intelligence Corps and the Second World War.

A list of personnel who were awarded the Efficiency Medal (Territorial) and qualified for the medal while serving in the Intelligence Corps during the Second World War. It is an attempt to include as many personnel as possible who gained the medal. Includes officers and other ranks. There is also an attempt to include biographical and service information.


West Somerset Yeomanry

Asher Pirt has compiled a roll of those men who served in the West Somerset Yeomanry during the 1914-1918 War. Each entry includes the surname, initials and service numbers of the man. Asher has tried included biographical details for most men including dates of birth, occupation and further career. Many Yeomen of West Somerset were commissioned and decorated. This is recorded in the book and where possible citations added to the text. Not all of the Yeomen survived the war and information about the casualty is included. The author welcomes feedback from readers.


1939-1945 War Services of Ranks of the Artists Rifles

This publication is a record of the war services of men who served in the ranks of the Artists Rifles when embodied or called up for active service by 2 September 1939. Majority were awarded emergency commissions but others were transferred to other regiments or corps. Some remained with the newly formed 163rd (Artists) OCTU.