27th Apr 2016

Keep in touch with our progress!

Volunteers have been busy adding more biographies to the site this month. Read about Arthur Crossley Cossins who thanked the ladies for the kind way that they showed their support for ‘the boys who have left their homes for their King and Country’s sake’. Search for him via the ‘Search for Soldiers’ page to find… Read More

30th Mar 2016

Local Historians keeping us informed!

Did you know that Peterborough had its very own flying ace and war correspondent? Local Historians, June and Vernon Bull have shared their stories about Noel Keeble and Samuel Yerrell, have a look at our ‘Discover More’ page to find out more.

24th Mar 2016

Latest Additions which include some unusual names

New entries include Percy Crowther, the son of Garibaldi and Eliza Crowther who are both listed as working in an elementary school. Cuthbert Fosbrooke of the Army Cyclists Corps and Durham Light Infantry whose father was Reverend Arthur Middleton Fosbrooke and went on to become Rector of Boldon, Hon. Canon of Durham and a Tutor… Read More

18th Mar 2016

More information needed!

Search for the following names to see what we’ve found out about, Private J Hare, Air Mechanic Bertie Gear and Private W Horsford. We’ve searched for and Private J V Jones, Private H King, Private Hollyoaks and S Allen but can only find a limited amount of information.

12th Mar 2016

Can you help?

We need your help with the following names that we only have a limited amount of information on; Wo2 Emslie, Royal Army Medical Corps and Finch, HMS Wolfe, Royal Navy, Pte Efferman, Lancashire Hussars, who is mentioned in the British Jewry Book of Honours, Pte G Cowie and Sgt T W Artherton who served with… Read More

10th Mar 2016

We’ve been busy!

The volunteers have been very busy researching over the last few weeks and we have added a lot of new information. Search for the following names to find out more about Lance Corporal Edge, Manchester Regiment who was shot on three occasions. Imagine how Ellen Humphreys felt when she received the news that her husband… Read More

3rd Mar 2016

New stories!

We’ve added some new stories. Search for Lance Corporal Laflin, Lance Corporal Liggins, Sapper Chenery, Air Mechanic 2nd Class Davis, to find out more. Can you help us find further information about Private George Wood, Seaforth Highlanders, William Adair, Royal Field Artillery or C T Burton who signed the book as a London Trinity Pilot?… Read More

19th Feb 2016

New entries added – Read the moving letter to Private Firth’s parents

The volunteers have been really busy and we’ve added seven new biographies. Take a look at our servicemen, Private Arthur Firth, Border Regiment, Pte Francis J Davies, Lancashire Fusiliers, Private Thomas Bailey, Royal Fusiliers and Gunner Alfred Hedley Carter, Royal Field Artillery. There are also new entries for three men serving on HMS Marlborough. Able… Read More

17th Feb 2016

We are in the news again!

First ‘Friendly Fire’ Incident On Monday 15th February 2016 BBC Radio 4 featured a report on what could be one of the first incidents of ‘Friendly Fire’ in World War 1. Reporter Andrew Bomford came to talk to Margery Harrison, daughter of Private Alf Davis of the Cambridgeshire Regiment, to hear more about this extraordinary… Read More

29th Jan 2016

Nice to hear from you!

A big ‘thank you’ to those who have been in touch. We are busy working our way through the information and will be uploading it shortly. The volunteers have discovered more about Edward Braley, Frederick Briggs, Alfred Browett, Harry Burns, James Chambers, Samuel Farnhill, Thomas Whatnell and John Windever. Have a look at their profiles… Read More