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GWF Events and Merchandise

A place for conference announcements,and details of other GWF promotions and activities.

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Great War Forum Conference... - last post by Joe Toy

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Centenary Projects

For discussion of other matters relating to the Great War Centenary. Relevant topics from other parts of the site will be migrated to this section, unless they are so specific that they should be left in other areas.

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Largest collection of Tommy... - last post by Toby

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Soldiers

Researching individual servicemen in the Great War.

In grateful memory of Forum Pal Bob Coulson.

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230th Siege Battery RGA pho... - last post by kevrow

Units and formations

Researching military units or formations in the Great War.

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13th Siege Battery RGA - last post by Peter Hodgkinson

Ships and navies

For discussions about the seaborne war.

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Merchant Navy - last post by MotherMave

The war in the air

For discussions about the war in the air.

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Kapitanleutnant Herbert Ehr... - last post by John Beech

Medical Services (Home and Abroad)

Discuss all aspects of medical services in the war from home based hospitals to medical staff on the front lines.

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The Western Front

The battles and battlefields of France and Flanders

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Haig's despatches 1917 - last post by MaxD

Away from the Western Front


  1. Sub-Saharan Africa,
  2. Gallipoli,
  3. Italy,
  4. Middle East & North Africa,
  5. Salonika & The Balkans,
  6. The Eastern Front,
  7. India

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Iraq 1917-18 - 13th Hussars - last post by Gareth Davies

Cemeteries and memorials


  1. Possible non-commemorations,
  2. Recovering the Fallen

For discussions about...cemeteries and memorials

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Remembered on family graves... - last post by KGB

Battlefields in danger

Places that are at risk of modern-day developments

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First World War Fieldworks... - last post by NigelS

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Remembering Them

A place for your loved one's and researched men & women's names. This area will retain entries for 30 days after the last posting.

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Tribute for soldiers from S... - last post by WilliamRev

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Women and the Great War

Discuss the experiences of women during the Great War.

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Mrs. Husbandsname - What wa... - last post by royalredcross

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Photos - Wants and Offers

List here any photos on headstones or memorials you would like someone to obtain.

Requests will be deleted after 90 days of inactivity

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photos offered - last post by joanbelge

Documents - Look Up Requests and Offers

Place any requests for SWB, diaries, personal papers etc here. Please remember not to ask other members to look up Ancestry or similar sites on your behalf.

Requests will be deleted after 90 days of inactivity

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16th Kings Royal Rifles Comp - last post by brianmorris547

Interpreting documents

Discussions on interpreting original records .

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Victory Roll - last post by theodore

Document Repository


  1. Unit War Diaries,
  2. Reference books,
  3. Unit histories,
  4. Websites,
  5. Maps,
  6. Virtual Library,
  7. Video Links

Can you offer lookups from war diaries, books, magazines etc?

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Has anyone seen this brief... - last post by Simon R

Books and Book Reviews

A place to discuss books.

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Name that book. Your chance - last post by loader

The Culture Pages

The GWF Arts Supplement - for music, art, poetry, plays, TV & radio, films etc

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Home Front - Radio 4 serial... - last post by kenf48