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Researching the First World War

The First World War (1914-1918) was the first truly global conflict.

It touched the lives of millions, not only in Europe but also across Africa, Asia, America and the Pacific.

First World War resources held here include:

  • Wartime copies of local newspapers
     
  • Tanya Britton's biographies of the war dead and wartime parish histories
     
  • A photograph album of serving members of Providence Congregational Church, Uxbridge
     
  • The wartime scrapbooks of Francis Edwards, Northwood bookseller
     
  • The war tribunal books of Hayes and Harlington and Yiewsley Urban District Councils, recording applications for exemption from military service

Free access to service and medal records on AncestryLibrary.com (opens in a new window) is available at all Hillingdon libraries.

Check our archive and museum catalogue (opens in a new window) for other First World War items.

How you can help us

We are looking for new material to add to our collections:

  • Stories about your local ancestors who lived through the war
     
  • Wartime family photographs, documents or objects

See our donations page for more information. We want to hear from you.

Overseas Club certificate 1915   a HDCH 018 Armistice service in the Anzac cemetery, November 1933 - World War One   Recruits in the King's Royal Rifles parading through Denham, c1915

 

 

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