Great War Lancaster

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Welcome to Great War Lancaster, a collection of four related sites that explore Lancaster’s experiences in the First World War. These sites are produced as a collaboration between Lancaster Military Heritage Group and Lancaster University’s Department of History and School of Computing & Communications. We are also grateful to a range of other partners whose contributions are specified on particular sites.

The sites are:

Reveille: Lancaster War Memorials: Records details of war memorials in the Lancaster district and provides details about the 2,700 plus men and women named on them.

Streets of Mourning: Drawing from the Reveille: Lancaster War Memorials material, this provides details of the over 1,000 “Men of Lancaster” killed in the First World War. These can be investigated through a map-based interface that allows you to find details by street, by school, and by surname.

Lancaster in the Great War: Community Memories: This site takes stories and memories of Lancaster in the First World War. It draws on a combination of the Reveille material and the research, memories and artifacts donated by the general public.

The Great War Trail App: A self-guided walking tour of Lancaster in the Great War that can be downloaded to your smart-phone or similar device.

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