World War One in Medway

World War One Links

Medway Archives Centre

The Medway Archives Centre aims to help everyone discover the stories of Medway’s people and places.

The Live Bait Squadron

The The Live Bait Squadron website is dedicated to one of the largest naval disasters in world history and to the memory of its 1459 British victims. It happened close to home on the North Sea, 22 September 1914, exactly seven weeks into the First World War.

The Historic Dockyard Chatham

Return to the ‘Age of Sail’ when the Historic Chatham Dockyard built mighty ships that mastered the world’s oceans.

Royal Engineers Museum

The Royal Engineers Museum Collection has been developed by the Corps of Royal Engineers over the last two hundred years and now forms one of the most important military collections in the UK.

Commonwealth War Graves Commission

The Commonwealth War Graves Commission honour and care for the men and women of the Commonwealth forces who died in the First and Second World Wars, ensuring they will never be forgotten. Funded by six Member Governments, our work began with building, and now maintaining, cemeteries at 23,000 locations all over the world.

Imperial War Museum

The Imperial War Museums explores conflict from World War I to the present day. Visit one of our five sites or explore our archives to discover real stories of modern war.

Forces War Records

Forces War Records has been transcribing records from a multitude of sources in the UK since 2010, holding over 2 million records.

War Memorials Archive

The Imperial War Museum’s War Memorials Register is a comprehensive national register of over 90,000 UK war memorials and the names of the individuals they commemorate.

War memorials form an important part of the UK's cultural heritage and reflect the changing face of commemoration as well as artistic, social, military and international history. The Register includes memorials to members of the armed forces, civilians and animals from all conflicts and to those who died in service. With no central organisation, each community chose their own design and wording, meaning that every war memorial presents a unique historical record.

The National Archives (World War One)

The National Archives are a non-ministerial department, and the official archive and publisher for the UK Government, and for England and Wales. They marked the centenary of the war with an extensive programme, spanning a four-year period between 2014 and 2018.

The British Library (World War One)

Supported by over 500 historical sources from across Europe, this British Library resource examines key themes in the history of World War One. Explore a wealth of original source material, over 50 newly-commissioned articles written by historians, teachers' notes and more to discover how war affected people on different sides of the conflict.

The British Library is the national library of the United Kingdom and one of the world’s greatest libraries. The Library holds over 13 million books, 920,000 journal and newspaper titles, 57 million patents and 3 million sound recordings.

Ancestry (World War One)

Use Ancestry to search their World War One service records to learn about the men who served in the military during the conflict.

Ancestry enables you to discover your family history and build a family tree with the world’s largest genealogy website. Search birth records, census data, obituaries and more!

Find My Past

Trace your ancestry and build a family tree by researching extensive birth records, census data, obituaries and more with Findmypast.

Kent County Council (Kent and Medway in the First World War Timeline)

A timeline of events across the county during the First World War was produced by Time2Give volunteers using the archives at the Kent History and Library Centre.

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