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

National Museum of the Royal Navy – Jutland 1916

Royal Navy – First World War Lives at Sea

The London Gazette

WW1 Forces Records – Australia and New Zealand

WW1 Forces Records – Canada

Irish Soldiers’ Records

WW1 International Red Cross Prisoner of War Records

WW1 British Red Cross Volunteers Records (VADs, Nurses and others)

WW1 Friends Ambulance Unit Records

WW1 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)


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)

The IWM National Inventory of War Memorials

BBC WW1 Timeline

The Western Front Association

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


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.