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
'World War 1' Project  -  Updates & Links

NEW / UPDATED PAGES - don't forget, pages my need to be refreshed if visited recently

The 'Index of Names on the Site' page is updated, as a matter of course, at the same time as other additions.
Servicemen we know
* John Hardy Haigh
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Letters & Cards from Servicemen & Women:
* More additions
Conscientious Objectors - more information being added to the names.
Servicemen we know
* Ben Howarth
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The Military Service Act & Conscientious Objection in WW1
New on-going project.
* Arthur Winterbottom
A local CO - some of his story
* Local COs Names and links of over 110 local COs with information and links
* Glossary of useful terms and miscellaneuous facts
* News Reports, Tribunals and Other Occurences
* External LINKS page
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2017-03-31
Campaigning for Peace in WW1
* The Women's Peace Crusade Project updated with :
   * Further update to the Gallery page
   * Contents list for the publication and links to some transcribed chapters
   * Links to Facebook and Twitter pages for the Peace Crusade Project.
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2017-02-11
Campaigning for Peace in WW1
* 'The Women's Peace Crusade, 1917-1918 : Crusading Women in Manchester & East Lancashire' introduction to the Project and useful links to other websites.
* The Women's Peace Crusade Project
* Gallery of photos from the book and film launch in Manchester Central Library
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Unit War Diaries for the 24th Manchester Regt. (Oldham Comrades)
* Unit Diaries for August 1916.
* Unit Diaries for September 1916
* Earlier missing pages from Unit Diaries for October 1916.
Duplicates also added to :
The Battle of the Somme 1916 - a Special Project
* 24th Unit War Diaries - August 1916, September 1916, missing pages October 1916
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The Battle of Jutland
* Gallery of pictures of ships and battle
* Transcripts of accounts published 1921 of 'Windy Corner' and the loss of of HMS 'Defence' and of HMS 'Warrior'
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Unit War Diaries for the 24th Manchester Regt. (Oldham Comrades)
* Unit Diaries for October and November 1917 added.
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The Battle of the Somme 1916 - a Special Project
* 24th Unit War Diaries - June 1916 added - preparations for the Somme offensive
* Battle of Jutland - Photos of seamen lost added - linked by name from 'Casualties' page
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2016-04-09
The Battle of Jutland - new pages to commemorate centernary.
Includes Transcripts; map; names of local casualties; local stories; list of ships and crews lost; chronology of Battle etc.
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The Battle of the Somme 1916 - a Special Project, together with the Local Studies and Archives, dedicated to the Battle of the Somme,
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Home Front - Menu Page ... edited.
* First Report & Accounts of Failsworth Subdivision of the British Red Cross Comforts Section' added.
* President's final & personal report in 1918 for Failsworth Wesleyan War Comforts Society
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WW1 Links
* 1915 Merchant Navy Crew Lists (from external site - The National Archives)
Servicemen we know
* Private William Knight 1/10th Manchester Battalion (Oldham Territorials)
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Links Page
* British First World War Trench Maps, 1915-1918
Maps of the Western Front in the Great War depicting British and German trenches. Viewable on-line
'Oldham Terriers' - Their part in the War by Sgt. Maurice Bradbury, M.M.,
* The final instalment, Part 12, added : The 1/10th in France in Autumn 1918.
'Mixed Bag'
* Map of British Battles on the Western Front from 8th Aug. to 11th Nov. 1918
* The Ambulance Train for the Continent - transcript of 16 page booklet of info. and pictures
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2015-06-27
Servicemen we know
* Private William Barnes, 1/10th Manchester Battalion (Oldham Territorials)
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'Oldham Terriers' - Their part in the War by Sgt. Maurice Bradbury, M.M.,
1/10th Battalion, Manchester Regiment.
Transcriptions of a series of articles published in the 'Oldham Standard' in Spring 1919.
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Links
Page Updated
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Mixed Bag - menu page
* Gallery of Photos relating to Oldham in Great War (slides taken from the 2 talks on the 'Great War
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Mixed Bag - menu page (also in Members' Pages Gallery)
'The Great War - How it Touched Lives in Oldham' (Part2) Narrative and Slides from the September 2014 Talk at Oldham-HRG
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2014-11-15
Mixed Bag - menu page (also in Members' Pages Gallery)
'The Great War - How it Touched Lives in Oldham' (Part1) Narrative and Slides from the August 2014 Talk at Oldham-HRG
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2014-09-27
Mixed Bag - menu page
The Active Serviceman's Testament - given to all servicemen as part of essential kit
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2014-08-17
Servicemen we know
* Josiah Smithies' lost Memorial Plaque finds its way home after being rescued from a scrapyard 35 years ago.
* Alfred Hitchen
* James Barlow
* Frank Trickett
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Servicemen we know - additions :
William Bowler
*  G.E.J. Marriott
Memorials Page
:
Opening of the Higher Failsworth Memorial Park - Programme
Memorials Page
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Failsworth Remembrance Day Service and Ceremony of Handing over Memorial Volume, 1935 - Programme
Mixed Bag - Menu Page for:
The Ambulance Train
Home Front - Menu Page
for :
Letter from Red Cross 'Wounded and Missing' Dept. Ref. Private Albert Barlow, 1st Manchesters
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Home Front - Menu Page for :
* 'The Failsworth and Woodhouses War Comforts Society' - Reports from January 1915 to December 1920.
* 'The Failsworth and Woodhouses War Comforts Society' - Fund Raising Events
* Red Cross Certificate for 'Honorary services'
Mixed Bag - Menu Page for:
* 'Just for a Scrap of Paper' Recruitment Leaflet no. 10
* 1915 National Registration Card
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2014-04-12
Do you Know? Do we need to know? Do we want to Know? - more info added, including 1914 maps
A collection of random snippets of information that just might help - more info added
Newspaper Clippings
more clippings added
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2014-03-24
Aftermath
Dunwood Park Memorial Drinking Fountain Project
(also linked from the News Page)
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2014-03-17
Servicemen we know -
additions: Barrett, Smithies, Mason, Thompson

Do you know? Do We Want to Know? Do We Need to Know?
New page of random snippets of information -

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2014-03-08
Home Front
'The Failsworth and Woodhouses War Comforts Society'
Annual Report for 1st October 1915 to 30th September 1916

Failsworth Wesleyan Group of 'The Failsworth and Woodhouses War Comforts Society'
Handwritten Account Book in diary format 1914 - 1919. (Selection of scanned pages + names list)

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Newspaper Clippings
Link now active

Questions & Answers page
Queries received with which viewers might be able to help.

Servicemen we know - additions on row H

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More Reading
'Printed Material Archived On-line' - Link to the IWM on-line archived collection of WW1 photographs
& another book title.

Links
More links to specific WW1 topics on the National Archives website
& the online collection of WW1 Pictures on the Imperial War Museums website

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2013-12-01
Aftermath
New category started ......... the years following WW1

Lettercards & Cards from Servicemen & Women
Letters added

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2013-11-24
Cemeteries: list completed
Names of servicemen buried in local cemeteries in CWGC maintained graves, with links to their CWGC page

Servicemen we know - additions

Memorials : Failsworth Wesleyan Church

Links

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2013-11-11

Memorials : St Thomas, Werneth - names added

War Graves in Oldham area cemeteries maintained by CWGC (in progress)

2013-11-04

'More Reading'

2013-11-02

Memorials : St Thomas, Werneth

'More Reading'

2013-10-31

Oldham's Three Victoria Crosses

'Servicemen We Know'
additions

Images from the Digital Archive of The Library of Congress

Youtube links

2013-10-27
'World War 1'
Menu page
2013-10-20
New Project : 'World War 1' - on the Home Page.
The War to End War -the information page
Remembering the First Woirld War in Oldham and district.
2013-10-17

link to home page
Oldham in Gazetteers link
From the archives link
link to members' pages
link to News
link to miscellaneous pages
links page