- 6th Connaught Rangers Research Project
- A vision of Britain Through Time
- Act of Union Virtual Library
- Armstrong Memorial Digital Memory Book
- Bellanaleck Local History Group
- Beyond the Trenches
- Castleton Lanterns project
- Co-operation Ireland
- Diamond War Memorial Project
- Donaghadee Historical Society
- East Belfast and the Great War project
- First World War Centenary at Newcastle University
- Historical Gazetteer of England's Place-Names
- Home Front Legacy
- Ireland WW1
- Kabosh Theatre Company
- Newry and Mourne Museum at Bagenal's Castle
- NMNI Online Collections : First World War
- Nidderdale Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty
- Northern Ireland War Memorial (NIWM)
- Northumbria World War One
- Queen's Film Theatre
- Royal Irish Virtual Military Gallery
- The Medal in the Drawer
- The Somme Association
- The Stormont Papers | From Partition to Direct Rule: 50 Years of Northern Ireland Parliamentary Debates Online
- Wor Women on the Home Front
The Armstrong Memorial Digital Memory Book is the product of 3 years work by Archaeology staff and students in collaboration with Newcastle University Library.
Around 276 individuals who attended or worked at Armstrong College and the University of Durham College of Medicine (both of which entities eventually became Newcastle University) gave their lives during World War I. This memorial remembers the 223 who attended Armstrong College. Their names inscribed on a stone tablet at the foot of the stairs in the Armstrong building, and their average age was just 26. As we approach the centenary of the Great War, however, the stories behind these individuals have largely been forgotten.
A Unique Experiment: the resettlement of WW1 soldiers on Cleenish Island in Lough Erne
The Home Front Legacy project helps local communities identify and map the remains of the First World War across the United Kingdom. Using the tools we provide, local people can document and preserve our stories, and vulnerable remains, for future generations.
This site deals with recruitment to the forces, including not just infantry, but sailors, airmen and medical and nursing practitioners. It focuses on British/Irish wartime propaganda and reportage and on anti-conscription sentiments and the huge impact of the war on the home front, economically, culturally and socially. It deals with the material legacy of that war in terms of weapons, uniforms, souvenirs, written documents and medals.
"I must confess I do love to be on duty on any kind of service with the Irish. There is a promptness to obey, a hilarity, a cheerful obedience and a willingness to act which I rarely met within any other body of men ... and as for fighting they were the very devils." Memoirs of John Shipp Lieutenant, 87th Regiment, 1815-25
Can you help us to find out more about the lives of the ordinary Welsh men and women of the First World War commemorated on your local war memorial?
Wales at War is a digital resource for schoolchildren, teachers and anyone with an interest in the First World War and its impact on communities across Wales. The project will engage pupils between the ages of 10 and 14 in historical research by supporting them to create biographies of the names listed on their local war memorial to help reveal the histories of the Welsh men and women who lost their lives during the war. It will develop literacy and digital literacy skills and will add to our understanding of the Welsh experience of the war on all fronts.
By 2019, with your help, we hope to have collected the biographies and personal stories of the 40,000 or so Welsh men and women – soldiers, sailors, airmen, nurses and civilians – who lost their lives as part of the Welsh war effort.
The Wales at War Biography Builder tool will be restricted to schools in Wales until May 2016.
The project is funded by the Heritage Lottery Fund, the Welsh Government Department for Education and Skills, and the Armed Forces Community Covenant Fund. It is a partnership between the National Library of Wales, Commonwealth War Graves Commission, Royal Commission on the Ancient and Historical Monuments of Wales, and the Royal Navy, and also involves many schools – primary and secondary – across Wales.
“Wor Women on the Home Front – exploring North East women’s role in WW1” will focus on supporting service users of Tyneside Women’s Health to explore the impact of the First World War on women and their families in the North East of England.
Participants will access local archives with heritage experts and be shown how to conduct their own research in order to build a valuable record of previously unheard stories of life on the Home Front for local women. Participants will collect personal stories from older people within the local community whose parents and other family members lived and served during the First World War. Participants will be trained in oral history so they can collect and record these untold personal stories. Inspired by their research, participants will then unlock and capture their own personal stories through researching their family history and taking part in a series of facilitated storytelling sessions and creative workshops. Using digital technology such as tablets and smart phones participants will be empowered to record their untold stories in various formats.
The aim of the project is to raise awareness of the role of women in the North East during the First World War. The lives of many North East women changed during this time as they had to adapt to living without men of fighting age, taking on work opportunities previously held by men. The project will explore how family life in the North East changed as women went to work and were left to bring up families on their own while men were away fighting or if they were killed in action.
Regular blogs by service users will mean that the wider public can be kept up to date with developments and join in with the research. All research and stories that are uncovered will be digitally archived as a permanent record of the project, as well as forming part of an exhibition at the end of the project to coincide with International Women’s Day in 2015.