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To give an idea of the sacrifice in men that were lost on the Battlefields - " Imagine them [the dead] marching in one long continuous column, four abreast; as the head of the column reaches the Cenotaph, the last four men would be at Durham. In Canada, that column would stretch across the land from Quebec to Ottawa; in Australia, from Melbourne to Canberra; in South Africa, from Bloemfontein to Pretoria; in New Zealand from Christchurch to Wellington; in Newfoundland from coast to coast, and in India from Lahore to Delhi. It would take these million men eighty-four hours, or three and a half days, to march past the Cenotaph in London."

 

Welcome to Sheffield Soldier WW1

Upwards of 50,000 men went from Sheffield to the various ‘Fronts’ during the Great War.

A great adventure for thousands of them, as their lives revolved around work during the week and chapel on Sunday. Most never having left the city boundaries never mind 'journeying to' a foreign country.

Thousands were to be killed, many more thousands were maimed and scarred for life, and some dying years later from the effects of their injuries or from gas poisoning. They had been through the first ‘mechanised’ war, a war where techniques of killing on a mass industrial scale were employed.

The aim of our site is to attempt to record all of those men, and women, who served and died that went from Sheffield, but also to commemorate their memory and their sacrifices. A massive task but one which we think should be attempted.

We are particularly looking to record those men and women who served and survived the war as lists and sources of those are not easy to come by.

If Granddad or Great Granddad served and you want him included on our site then please use the submission form and we will add his details to the site.

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We now have 30,371entries in our online database.

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Database updated and 2 new custom searches added, see above

17th April 2014

Darnall Liberal Club ROH

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Strong Twist Drill Co. ROH

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Harry Jackson - RND

23rd March 2014

Captain Charles Sargeant Jagger

25th February 2014

Walkley Reform Club Memorial Window

22nd February 2014

Dawson Band of Seven Brothers

3rd February 2014

 

 

 

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