Creating Reference Note for Records from the London Gazette

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Creating Reference Note for Records from the London Gazette

Dear EE,

I am trying to use your "Newsletters (Online Images)" template (Evidence Explained, Kindle ed., p. 806) to create a citation and reference note for information retrieved from an online image of a London Gazette issue.

The London Gazatte is England's oldest official newspaper or government journal of record, publishing offical notices, military commissions, officer promotions and State or Royal honours and awards, etc.


Specifically, I am trying to cite the Military Cross awarded to Eric Spencer Batchelor, which was gazetted in the Supplement to the London Gazette of Tuesday, the 21st September, 1943, published 23 September 1943. A digital image is accessible at its website, The Gazette, at

My problem arises with the manner in how one should treat a supplementary issue of the Gazette. The Gazette is usually published as The London Gazette, whereas its supplements are published as Supplement to the London Gazette of [enter day and date here]. Should the publication name include the supplementary name italicized or just the usual name, The London Gazette?

I have made a stab at a reference note here, opting to italicize the usual publication name and including supplementary details after it. I would appreciate your comments and advice.

  • "The Military Cross," The London Gazette, supplement of 21 September 1943, issue 36180 (23 September 1943): p. 4216, col. 2; PDF image, The Gazette ( : accessed 7 February 2016). Gazetting the award of a Military Cross to "Captain (temporary Major) Eric Spencer Batchelor (113268), Royal Regiment of Artillery (Bournemouth)" for "gallant and distinguished services in North Africa."

With thanks and best regards,

Jeremy Stone