United Kingdom and Ireland
- The World
War I Document Archive- primary documents from World War I
assembled by members of the World
War I Military History List (WWI-L).
- Chris Baker's The Long, Long
Trail web-site - The story of the British Army in the Great War
Great War Index (archived copy) - obituaries, medal citations,
photographs, etc. (over 40,000 names).
- Orders, decorations, and medals of the United Kingdom - from Wikipedia.
- The Victoria Cross is the highestaward for gallantry that can
be awarded to British and Commonwealth forces. Wikipedia lists all
the recipients by name. details all awards to date (1,355 in
number as of April 2006).
- Iain Stewart's Victoria Cross
website gives information on every VC recipient who was buried in
the UK or Ireland. There are 666 entries giving name, rank, force,
date and place of award, date in London Gazette, dates of birth and
death, burial location and the present location of the VC itself.
In several cases there are also photographs of the headstones. In
addition the site provides details of regimental museums holding
V.C.s and several articles and news items relating to the
- Marion Hebblethwaite's George Cross
Database lists and provides extensive information about
Died - a very extensive listing of British officers who were
killed in various campaigns from 1808 to date.
Memorials - a companion web-site to Officers Died, listing NCOs
British Empire - Armed Forces - "information on the soldiers,
sailors and airman who gained, maintained and then lost an
- Roll of Honour -
information from war memorials in a growing number of (mainly
English counties), often with photographs of the memorials and
additional details, and in some cases photographs, of the men and
National Inventory of War Memorials - a searchable database (of
memorials, rather than of people named on them)
Finding People - links for tracing people or former colleagues
in the forces, from BBC Derby.
- FirstWorldWar.com - a
very extensive resource
British War Memorial Project - "A voluntary project to build an
online International War Memorial to Service Personnel from 1914 to
the present day."
- The War Graves
Photographic Project aims to "to photograph every war grave,
individual memorial, MoD grave, and family memorial of serving
military personnel from WWI to the present day and make these
available within a searchable database."
- Victorian Wars
Forum - British Military Campaigns from 1837 to 1902
- Martin Edwards' Indian
Rebellion (Mutiny) 1857-1859 database of British deaths.
- Army Officers Listed in the 1840 Naval and Military Almanac:
Part 1 - A'Court to Hutton,
Part 2 - Imhoff to Zuhlke.
- Information about the First World War can be found at Trenches on the Web.
- Information about the Crimean War can be found at the Crimean War Research
Florence Nightingale Nurses (archived copy). An Alphabetical
List of Nurses sent to Military Hospitals in the East compiled by
- Stephen Jones has also provided an Alphabetical List of
Staff who worked at the Civil Hospital Renkioi (archived copy)
during the Crimean War (including occupations).
- Map showing locations and contact details of
British Army Regimental Museums, provided by the MOD
- Crimea Medical officers.
- The Great War
Society web pages provide some very useful historical
information and numerous links to related sites.
- John Fuller provides details of
britregiments, a mailing list for anyone with a historical or
genealogical interest in British Regiments (including the Indian
Army). Postings can be viewed online at the British Regiments
- An Unfortunate
Region by Peter van den Heuvel & Marco Hoveling - "A
website about the Great War battlefields and individuals".
- "The Western
Front Association was formed to further interest in the period
1914-1918. Its principle objective is to perpetuate the memory,
courage and comradeship of those, on all sides, who served their
country in France and Flanders..."
- The War Diary of the
17th Battalion The Welsh Regiment - The First Glamorgan Bantams -
1916-1918 together with orders and reports etc from the PRO
- The Seven
Years' War Website from MilitaryHeritage.com deals in great
detail with this 18th century (1756-1763) conflict between Great
Britain (allied with Prussia) and France (allied with Austria and
The Labour Corps 1917-1921 (archived copy) - Ivor Lee's website
deals with the history of this little-known unit of the British
- Chris Baker's The British
Army in the Great War website provides a wealth of information
about army units during WW1.
- Information about the Home Guard which was raised to
help defend the country during World War 2.
The Story of the Home Guard - from the Home Sweet Home Front
Generation - Channel 4's web-site devoted to the history of the
World War 1 Battle of the Somme.
- Hugh Small's
Crimean War Search Facility, of details of over 4000 officers
who served in the Crimean War.
- The Army Children
Archive (TACA) - "established to collect, record and preserve
details of the unique aspects of growing up as the child of a
serving soldier in the British Army, whether that growing up was
done during the seventeenth, eighteenth, nineteenth, twentieth or
the twenty-first century."
- Forces Reunited
- "the largest British Armed Forces Community on the web with over
half a million members"
- Official website of the Royal Air Force's Air Historical Branch.
- The Royal Air Forces Register of Association's listing of Useful
Sources of information about the RAF
- The RAF Museum's Department of Research and
Information Services - "looks after the Museum's Archive and
Library collections and makes them available to researchers".
- Aircrew &
Groundcrew Research - provides a searchable and indexed message
board for researchers.
- The Battle of
Britain site includes a listing of "The
Few" - "2353 young men from Great Britain and 574 from
overseas, pilots and other aircrew, who are officially recognised
as having taken part in the Battle of Britain".
- Pilots of No. 41
Fighter Squadron RAF, 1939-1945. This site, which is provided
by Steve Brew, "discusses the history of the unit, and includes
biographical information on individual pilots, a search engine and
a bulletin board. The collection of data and photographs have made
this site a very informative and professional tribute to the men
who served with 41 Squadron between 1939 and 1945".
- The Annals of 100 Squadron (Royal Air Force) is "a
record of the War activities of the Pioneer Night Bombing squadron
in France during the period March 1917 to November 11th 1918
......". The site includes listings of officers and other
- Rob Davies provides extensive information on RAF Bomber Command
1939-1945, and offers lookups from his database or all Bomber
Command aircraft and crew losses for WW2.
The Home Front
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