Acknowledgements and links

I should like to record my debt of thanks to Doug Arman, James Arthur, Jim Coffey, Graham Cooper, Stuart Eastwood, Robin Gaine, Paul Gainey, Leo Goodstadt, Alison Healey, Peter Hunter, J. Kelsey, Euan Marley, Ange Morton, Richard Ounsworth, Dennis Pillinger and The Military Historical Society, Tony Rattigan, Seamus Rochford, and the staff of the National Archives, the British Library, the National Army Museum, the Imperial War Museum, the National Library of Scotland, the National Library of Wales, and the Edinburgh Family Record Centre of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints.

Quotations in chapters 1, 10, 12 and 21 from Queen Victoria’s Journal, Royal Archives, are made with the permission of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II.

The principal documents relating to the story of William Coffey held in the National Archives and quoted or used as sources in this website are: MINT 21/7; WO 12/4919-4924, 8164-8165, 8172, 8635-8641, 8649-8656, 8659-8660; 13/256-257, 1395; 23/60, 84; 67/14; 97/1629; 100/375; 102/2; 116/96.

The words and music of ‘Private William Coffey’ are reproduced with the permission of Graham Cooper.

Several other sources are indicated in the text of this website, but I should also mention the importance of:

P. E. Abbott, Recipients of the Distinguished Conduct Medal 1855-1909 (1975)

M. J. Crook, The Evolution of the Victoria Cross (1975)

S. David, The Indian Mutiny 1857 (2002)

C. G. Gardyne, The Life of a Regiment (1903)

E. Garner, To die by inches: the famine in north east Cork (1988)

R. Holmes, Redcoat: The British Soldier in the Age of Horse and Musket (2001)

S. P. Jarvis, Historical Record of the Eighty-Second Regiment (1866)

S. Johnson, From Bailey to Bailey: a short history of military buildings in Sheffield (1988)

G. Noakes, A Historical Account of the Service of the 34th Regiment (1875)

T. Royle, Crimea: The Great Crimean War 1854-1856 (1999)

Every effort has been made to acknowledge the sources used in the creation of this website, and any omissions that are discovered will be corrected. The text of this website is © Copyright Simon Gaine 2005 and may not be reproduced without permission.

Some links:

Parish of Emly

National Archives

Victoria Cross Reference

The Victoria Cross

Victoria Cross Research

Border Regiment Museum



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