UK and Worldwide Links

WW1 Research

UKMFH – Categorised list of 1500 links to websites relating to Military Family History

IWM Lives of the First World War

A Street Near You – find WWI casualties who lived in your area

British Military Lists held by the National Library of Scotland

National Museum of the Royal Navy – Jutland 1916

Royal Navy – First World War Lives at Sea

Royal Air Force – RAF Museum Casualty Cards

The London Gazette

DCM Citations (Ancestry)

WWI Forces Records – Australia and New Zealand

WWI Forces Records – Canada

Irish Soldiers’ Records

WWI International Red Cross Prisoner of War Records

WWI British Red Cross Volunteers Records (VADs, Nurses and others)

WWI Friends Ambulance Unit Records

WWI Anglican Army Chaplain’s Record Cards

WWI Folkestone Harbour Canteen Visitors Books (Many soldiers embarking from Folkestone signed the canteen visitors book)

The Royal Victoria Hospital and Military Cemetery, Netley, Southampton

The Passchendaele Archives (Belgium)


Occupational Records and Rolls of Honour

Lancashire & Yorkshire Railway Roll of Honour

London & North Western Railway Roll of Honour

National Railway Museum, Fallen Railwaymen

RBS Remembers (staff stories and casualties, and the banks in wartime)

Prudential Assurance Roll of Honour


War Memorials

The IWM National Inventory of War Memorials

War Memorials Online

Roll of Honour


Background Information

The Long, Long Trail – Information about the British Army in WW1

First World War Centenary (

The Imperial War Museum (IWM)

Firsts of the First World War (IWM)

The Royal British Legion

The Commonwealth War Graves Commission (CWGC)

The War Graves Photographic Project

British War Graves (War Graves Photographs)

BBC WW1 Timeline

The Western Front Association

The Gallipoli Association

Salonika Campaign Society

Away from the Western Front

WWI: The Medical Front

Military Nurses and Hospitals (“Scarlet Finders” website, created by the late Sue Light)

Casualty Clearing Station Locations



Conscription, Conscientious Objectors, and the Campaign for Peace

Peace Pledge Union: background to Conscientious Objection

Peace Pledge Union: The Men who said No

Quaker Conscientious Objectors

Primitive Methodists in WW1

WW1 and the Adventist Church

IWM Conscientious Objectors Information and Interviews

BBC WW1 at Home: Conscientious Objectors

The Women’s International League for Peace and Freedom (WILPF)

Film recreation of the journey of British members of WILPF to the April 1915 Peace Conference in The Hague


Effects of the War at Home

BBC WW1 at Home: Women

BBC WW1 at Home: Belgian Refugees

BBC WW1 at Home: Children

BBC WW1 at Home: More Topics


Diaries and Journals

First World War – On This Day (names of all casualties 100 years ago today)

The Diary of Arthur Linfoot (of Sunderland; enlisted in the RAMC)

The Diary of RSM George Beck (of Portland; served with the 1st Warwickshires)

The War Diary of the 1st Battalion Gordon Highlanders.


Photographs and Memorabilia

Europeana Collections

Imperial War Museum Collections

Lest We Forget Memorabilia Archive

University of Oxford Great War Archive