Oldham Historical Research Group

'THE GREAT WAR',     'THE WAR TO END WAR',     'WORLD WAR 1'
'What passing-bells for these who die as cattle?
- Only the monstrous anger of the guns.'
                                                   
from 'Anthem for Doomed Youth' by Wilfred Owen

1914 - 1918

LOOKING BACK AT THOSE YEARS AND REMEMBERING :
THE PEOPLE OF OLDHAM AND THE SURROUNDING DISTRICT WHO PLAYED THEIR PART

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Victoria Cross

Oldham Soldiers awarded the
Victoria Cross
'For Valour'

The Oldham Battalion of Comrades - 24th battalion Manchester Regiment.

'The Oldham Battalion
of Comrades'
24th Battalion
Manchester Regiment.

(scanned pages)

Oldham Territorials - 1/10th Manchester regiment

Oldham Territorials
1/10th Battalion,
Manchester Regiment

'Oldham Terriers -
Their Part in the War
'
by Sgt. Maurice Bradbury, M.M.
Transcriptions of a series of articles
published in the Oldham 'Standard'
in Spring 1919.

Unit War Diaries

Unit War Diaries
On-going Transcription Project -
The Unit War Diaries from the
Manchester Regiment :
24th Battalion (Comrades)
&
1/10th Battalion (Territorials)

H. Ironmonger - WW1 soldier

Servicemen we know
GALLERY -
many with links
to their own personal story.

The Battle of 3rd Ypres - Passchendaele

The Battle of 3rd Ypres -
Passchendaele
July - November 1917
Above (1916):
THE MENIN GATE OF YPRES
This gap in the old walls of Ypres is the entrance of the road from Menin, which runs for some 11 miles straight across the middle of the Salient by Hooge, Gheluvelt and Gheluve, known throughout the war as the 'Menin Road'

Link to Battle of Jutland

The Battle of Jutland
31st May - 1st June 1916
Transcripts; map; names of local casualties; local stories; list of ships and crew lost; chronology of Battle etc.

Thiepval memorial

July 1916 to November 1916
... The Battle of the Somme

The Role of Women in WW1

The Role of Women in WW1
(With images from the IWM Collections)

Link to Home Front menu

The Home Front :
War 'Comforts'
& Fund Raising

No-conscription Fellowship link to conscientious Objection in WW1

Conscientious Objection
after the
Military Service Act
of 1916

WIL Congress 1915

Campaigning
for Peace

'THE GREAT WAR - HOW IT TOUCHED LIVES IN OLDHAM'

'THE GREAT WAR - HOW IT TOUCHED LIVES IN OLDHAM'
PART 1
The Narrative and Slides from the August 2014 Talk at Oldham-HRG
PART 2
The Narrative and Slides from the September 2014 Talk at Oldham-HRG

programme for unveiling of Failsworth memorial (cenotaph) 1923

Local CWGC War Graves
Memorials & Rolls of Honour

Information - general

Random snippets of
information that just might help

link for 'mixed bag'

'Mixed Bag'
a miscellaneous collection

link to letters from overseas - WW1

Letters and cards from
servicemen & women.

Selection of images

THE 'BIGGER PICTURE'

Selection of images
from the Digital Archive of
The Library of Congress

LInks

Links

link to 'more reading'

More Reading

 

Newspaper Clippings

Newspaper Clippings

1914    1915    1916    1917

1918    AFTERWARDS

 

 

 

 

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