First World War. 1914-1918

Some of the important Battles of the First World War.

Artois-Loos. September 1915

Verdun. February-December 1916

Jutland. May 1916

Somme. July-September 1916.

If any member of your family fought in WW1 and you have any information you’d be willing to share I’ll be happy to publish it. Whether it concerns a postcard home, a love letter, a  message to a family describing  daily life and conditions in the field of war it will help to remind others of the sacrifices made by millions of people including British casualties: 908,000 killed. 2 million wounded. POW’s and missing 191,000. A total of 35.8% of all men mobilised.






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5 Responses to First World War. 1914-1918

  1. S Thornton says:

    To those interested in the deeds and sacrifices of the men and women ( yes women are recorded on the Lychgate as well) of the Parish of Anston, If you contact me I will try and give some information. I have been collating information on this subject for a couple of years ( information which is hard to come by and very scarce) with a view to publishing something at a later date.

    Cllr Thornton


  2. David Cawkwell. says:

    I agree with ‘odd fellow’. This is a good subject.
    I thought there was a historical/history group in Anston?
    There were many young men from the Anston area who fought and died in this ‘war to end all wars’ and their names are commemorated on local memorials.
    Like many other men and women who made the ultimate sacrifice in other conflicts we owe them a debt of gratitude and they must not and will not be forgotten.


  3. odd fellow says:

    What a great subject I am sure some of the village researchers will have information on this issue


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