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You must specify issue= and date= when using {{London Gazette}}.

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This template is used to provide references to pages in the London Gazette online archive website. The London Gazette is the official newspaper of the British government for England and Wales in which all official notices are published. The template is provided to simplify the entering of addresses. An index by number/date (i.e. if you know the number or date you can find the document) is at WP:London Gazette Index.

The template may also be used to provide references to pages in the of the Edinburgh Gazette online archives and to Belfast Gazette online archives.

Usage

Basic form using minimum parameters to link to the reference (when used as an inline reference, the <ref>...</ref> tags must be added separately)
  • {{London Gazette |issue= |date= }} (For an entire issue)
  • {{London Gazette |issue= |date= |startpage= }} (For a single page)
Using endpage to refer to a range of pages in the link

{{London Gazette |issue= |date= |startpage= |endpage= }}

Using city to refer to a page in the Edinburgh or Belfast Gazette in the link

{{London Gazette |issue= |date= |startpage= |city= }}

Using supp to link to a page in a supplement to a Gazette

{{London Gazette |issue= |date= |startpage= |endpage= |supp= }}

Using accessdate to provide a date information was retrieved

{{London Gazette |issue= |date= |startpage= |endpage= |supp= |accessdate= }}

All parameters, delete those you don't need

{{London Gazette |issue= |date= |startpage= |endpage= |supp= |city= |nolink= |accessdate= |ps=}}

All parameters, vertical format
{{London Gazette
 | issue = 
 | date = 
 | startpage = 
 | endpage = 
 | supp = 
 | city = 
 | accessdate = 
 | nolink = 
 | separator = 
 | ps = 
}}

Required parameters

  • issue: The issue number of the referenced Gazette (to find this from the date, consult WP:London Gazette Index)
  • startpage: The page of the referenced Gazette on which the citation is found (or the first page of a range) - Except when citing a whole issue, for example for the Birthday Honours List.
  • date: The publication date of the referenced Gazette. This should be in the format day month year.

For a link in a supplement to a Gazette:

  • supp: To correctly format the URL to link to a page in a Gazette supplement, set this parameter to any value (typically, supp=yes); otherwise omit it or leave it blank.

Transclusions which lack any of the required parameters are added to Category:Articles missing Template:London Gazette required parameter.

Optional parameters

For producing a date of retrieval:

accessdate: Full date when item was accessed.

For a link to the Edinburgh, Belfast Gazette or Oxford Gazette:

city: Either |city=e for Edinburgh Gazette, |city=b for Belfast Gazette or |city=o for the Oxford Gazette as the first 23 issues of the London Gazette were titled. The city names may also be spelt out in full if you prefer, e.g. |city=Edinburgh

For use where a range of pages is to be referenced:

endpage: The last page in the range of pages.

To display the name of the Gazette without a wikilink (e.g. if there are multiple uses of the template, allow the link on the first but disable the rest):

nolink: Specify this parameter with any value.

The punctuation used to separate page numbers, dates and so on:

separator: Defaults to a period (.); if the parameter is present, but blank, no separator punctuation will be used; do not use an asterisk (*), colon (:) or hash (#) as they will be interpreted as wikimarkup. Used in conjunction with the ps parameter it can provide consistency with Citation style 2, as produced by {{Citation}}.

To remove the final period, or change it to any other character:

ps: Using |ps= removes the final period; suppressing the default final period (full stop) ensures consistency with Citation style 2, as produced by {{Citation}}.

Source of information for parameters

To find the information to put into the parameters:

  1. Visit the Gazette website search page: The Gazette
  2. Enter search terms into the search fields including a date range and a choice of Gazette edition(s)
  3. When the list of matching Gazette issues is displayed, click on a link and the site will open a window with a PDF image of a page of the gazette. From the heading above the page image note:
    1. The issue number. This may be up to five digits and also appear in the URL after ".../issue/".
    2. The page number. This may be up to five digits and also appears as the last group of characters in the URL.
    3. The publication date
  4. If the reference needs to refer to a range of pages, find the last relevant page and note the page number as before.
  5. Check if the page is part of an issue or a supplement
    1. If from a standard gazette issue, the following will be included in the URL, ".../page/..." and no action is required.
    2. If the page is part of a supplement to an issue, the following will be included in the URL, ".../supplement/..." , the parameter |supp= must be added to the template. Any character may follow, as long as it is not left blank.
  6. When referencing the Belfast or Edinburgh Gazettes, use |city=b or |city=e. When referencing the first 23 issues of the London Gazette (published as the Oxford Gazette) use |city=o. Setting |city=l explicitly refers to the London Gazette. Omitting, leaving the parameter blank, or specifying any other value but b, e, l, or o, will cause the template to default to the London Gazette.
  7. Add each of these to the template
  8. Add the Retrieval date

Examples

Some standard use cases
A link to a page in the Edinburgh gazette
  • {{London Gazette |issue=11370 |date=3 January 1902 |startpage=1 |city=e |accessdate=29 August 2016 }}
    The Edinburgh Gazette: no. 11370. p. 1. 3 January 1902. Retrieved 29 August 2016.
A link to a page in the Oxford gazette
  • {{London Gazette |issue=1 |date=7 November 1665 |startpage=1 |city=o |accessdate=29 August 2016 }}
    The Oxford Gazette: no. 1. p. 1. 7 November 1665. Retrieved 29 August 2016.
No parameters (error)
  • {{London Gazette}}

You must specify issue= and date= when using {{London Gazette}}.

Template Data

This template is used to provide references to pages in the London Gazette online archive website. The London Gazette is the official newspaper of the British government for England and Wales in which all official notices are published. The template is provided to simplify the entering of addresses. An index by number/date (i.e. if you know the number or date you can find the document) is at WP:London Gazette Index. The template may also be used to provide references to pages in the of the Edinburgh Gazette online archives and to Belfast Gazette online archives.

Template parameters

This template prefers block formatting of parameters.

Parameter Description Type Status
Issue issue

The issue number of the referenced Gazette (to find this from the date, consult WP:London Gazette Index)

Default
empty
Example
33000
Auto value
empty
Number required
Date date

The publication date of the referenced Gazette. This should be in the format day month year.

Default
empty
Example
9 December 1924
Auto value
empty
Date required
Start page startpage

The page of the referenced Gazette on which the citation is found (or the first page of a range) - Except when citing a whole issue, for example for the Birthday Honours List.

Default
empty
Example
8957
Auto value
Page required
Access date accessdate

Full date when item was accessed

Default
empty
Example
empty
Auto value
{{subst:CURRENTDAY}} {{subst:CURRENTMONTHNAME}} {{subst:CURRENTYEAR}}
Date optional
City city

Either |city=e for Edinburgh Gazette, |city=b for Belfast Gazette or |city=o for the Oxford Gazette as the first 23 issues of the London Gazette were titled. The city names may also be spelt out in full if you prefer, e.g. |city=Edinburgh

Default
London
Example
e
Auto value
String optional
End page endpage

The last page in the range of pages.

Default
empty
Example
1234
Auto value
empty
Page optional
Nolink nolink

To display the name of the Gazette without a wikilink (e.g. if there are multiple uses of the template, allow the link on the first but disable the rest)

Default
empty
Example
empty
Auto value
empty
Unknown optional
Separator separator

The punctuation used to separate page numbers, dates and so on. Defaults to a period (.); if the parameter is present, but blank, no separator punctuation will be used; do not use an asterisk (*), colon (:) or hash (#) as they will be interpreted as wikimarkup. Used in conjunction with the ps parameter it can provide consistency with Citation style 2, as produced by {{Citation}}.

Default
.
Example
empty
Auto value
empty
Unknown optional
Ps ps

To remove the final period, or change it to any other character

Default
.
Example
empty
Auto value
empty
Unknown optional
Supp supp

For a link in a supplement to a Gazette - To correctly format the URL to link to a page in a Gazette supplement, set this parameter to any value (typically, supp=yes); otherwise omit it or leave it blank.

Default
empty
Example
empty
Auto value
empty
Unknown suggested