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This area will be used to keep members informed of changes and future developments.

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The IWM Lives of the First World War Project

The GWF Team wish to encourage the commemoration of the Great War Centenary. The Centenary has inspired participation from individuals, communities, archives and national governments, and the GWF hopes to support all forms of remembrance, and especially projects leading to a lasting legacy. The GWF are proud to be official supporters of the Imperial War Museum's Lives of the Great War project, and look forward to assisting in the creation of this new memorial to the men and women of the Great War.

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Further centenary projects and issues

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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Soldiers


  1. POWs in Australian archives,
  2. POWs

Researching individual servicemen in the Great War.

In grateful memory of Forum Pal Bob Coulson.

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Lord Wavertree - last post by Phil Evans

Units and formations

Researching military units or formations in the Great War.

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Driver Charles Goldsmith AS... - last post by Ron Clifton

Ships and navies

For discussions about the seaborne war.

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SS."Boorara" - last post by ray1

The war in the air


  1. 1st Blitz, UK Airfields & Home Service

For discussions about the war in the air.

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Other

Other aspects of the soldiers or armed forces of 1914-1918.

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1916 Conscription procedures - last post by Ed McKie

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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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The Western Front

The battles and battlefields of France and Flanders

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Cemeteries and memorials


  1. Possible non-commemorations,
  2. Fromelles Project,
  3. Recovering the Fallen

For discussions about...cemeteries and memorials

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Jutland Memorial - last post by Keith Knight

Battlefields in danger

Places that are at risk of modern-day developments

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German war memorial about t... - last post by German IR 169

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Look-up, Photo and Document requests


  1. Photos - wants,
  2. Photos - Offers,
  3. Documents & Records Requests/Look Ups

If you would like to obtain a photo or a document or have something looked up and you think a forum member may be able to help, this is the place to ask. And don't forget to say thank you!

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Interpreting service records and medal index cards

Discussions on interpreting original records

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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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King Albert's Book (1914) - last post by pooter

Book reviews

A place to discuss books.

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The Culture Pages

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

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Classic Threads

It takes a lot for a thread to make it into this space.

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Cherisy, May 3rd, 1917 - last post by J Banning

90th Anniversary

A space for discussion of the events of 90 years ago

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Forum Pals


  1. GWF Events and Merchandise

Discussions about Forum Pals meetings, Forum-logo products, etc

In grateful memory of Forum Pal Kevin O'Neill.

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