interested in finding out about the Great War, before, during or after,
you'll find much to help you among the listed sites on this page. If you
think there are others that merit addition to this list, then please email
me with the details.
report any broken links.
Major Information Sources
Army in the Great War from Chris Baker provides an unrivalled wealth of
information on military and other matters, and I'd especially recommend it as a
place to go as a starting point for research into your own family's Great War
If you are looking for someone to aid you with your research on a paid basis then you might like to take a look at Tom Tulloch-Marshall's site. He is a professional researcher who may be able to help you in your search.
The Commonwealth War Graves Commission: This is the
organisation responsible for maintaining hundreds of thousands of war graves
across the world. The Debt of Honour register must be the one of the first ports
of call for anyone beginning the search for information on a Great War Casualty.
By accessing this database you can easily find details of any
soldier's unit, date of death, and place of burial or commemoration.
Counter Attack: Michele Fry's
enthusiasm for Siegfried Sassoon inspired this site and it contains a
wealth of literary and cultural information with a WW1
FirstWorldWar.com is turning out to be a
beautifully produced, comprehensive, multimedia history. Take a look at Michael
Duffy's labour of love.
: Thanks to Tom Morgan, this
continues to be a site of immense importance to anyone interested in the Great
The Imperial War
Museum (which incidentally now has dispensed with admission charges) has
some interesting online information - and a mail order
The Memorial Gates Trust website tells the story of the long overdue building of a memorial to mark the enormous sacrifices made by nearly five million volunteers from the Indian Sub-Continent, Africa and the Caribbean who served with the British
Armed Forces during the First and Second World Wars.
Photographs of the First World War: A very valuable resource for anyone with an interest
in the Great War. New photographs being added all the time.
Record Office (Great Britain): A very
user friendly site for all historians amateur or professional
The Royal British Legion: looking
after the interests of former soldiers and their
Trenches on the Web: An astonishingly
comprehensive site; probably the inspiration for most of the other sites listed
on this page.
The Western Front Association:
Home page of the WFA. The member's journal Stand To is well-worth
the modest price of membership. The WFA's Nottingham based East Midlands branch has its own site, as does the Merseyside branch. Feedback from visitors
will be much appreciated
at Dawn has a very clear message
"Over three hundred innocent British and Commonwealth soldiers were brutally
gunned down by the authorities, not in the name of justice, but as a stupid,
spiteful and shameful example to others. Most were clearly
shell-shocked. This website exposes the farce of so-called military
Andrew Tatham's Photo Project :
Andrew's five-star site is the fruit of his researches into the stories of a
group of officers from the Royal Berkshire regiment pictured in a photograph
taken on Salisbury plain in 1915.
the work of John Woods, who writes "At the age of 67 I feel that it is now the
last contribution to Australia that I can make." It's a fascinating, beautifully
designed site and let's hope John has a great many years left to expand
With The Archaeology of the Western Front 1914-1918Nils
Fabiansson has begun to take a look at this important aspect of Great war
A Canadian's Visit to Vimy Ridge is John Stephens' personal
account of his trip to the Flanders battlefields. Some excellent photographs
Can You Hear Australia's Heroes Marching is Peter Barnes' tribute to those who fought and died for his country. You can read about and hear the whole song on this site, but if you would like a brief sample (RealAudio) then please click here.
Captain Noel Chavasse VC and
Bar : Ian Jones tells the story of his relative Captain Chavasse, covering
his heroic life, war career, and death (in 1917).
Ed Lengel's WWI page : contains a comprehensive bibliography of Great War
memoirs and diaries essential to anyone wanting to find out about the human side
of the conflict.
Executed for Example
commemorates all the alleged 'cowards' who faced a firing squad comprised
of their comrades but pays particular and detailed attention to thirteen
Churches is Jim Fanning's newest site.
Although still its early stages, his plan is to develop the site to reflect the
enormous variety of First World War memorials that exist in parish
New Zealand and the Great War :
Peter Hoar's site about the war as it affected his country. You must read
Ends, his essay about war and its effects.
The Plastic Surgery Archives, Frognal Centre for
Medical Studies: Doctor Andrew Barnji
maintains this site. Definitely not for the squeamish, it's a terrible, sobering
lesson in what modern warfare can do to the human body.
Scottish village and the Great War:
Jim Fanning's fascinating, well-researched site about the long-lasting
effects of war on just one small community.
Thin Blue Line is Geoff Foster's memorial to those police officers from
Sussex forces who served and died in the Great War.
An Unfortunate Region: from
the Netherlands, this site - created by Peter Van Heuvel and Marco Hoveling -
covers a range of topics about the Great War battlefields, and related