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1st of July marks the 100th anniversary of the start of the battle of the Somme, many hundreds of Sheffield men died on this day, a great many of these served with the 12th (Service) Battalion of the York & Lancaster Regiment..... Here are the men who we know who died on the 1st of July 1916, please let us know the names we do not have.


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.


Help required, please help us locate Sheffield's lost and missing Rolls of Honour and Memorials, click this link for details

We now have 31,621 entries in our online database.


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Sheffield men who died during the Gallipoli Campaign, Click Here

Sheffield men who died 1st July 1916 the 1st day of the Battle of the Somme, Click Here

Sheffield men who served in the York & Lancs 12th City Battalion, Click Here

Which regiments did Sheffield Men Serve, Click Here for more information

Sheffield men commemorated on the Menin Gate Memorial, Click here

Discover which Sheffield Servicemen are on a particular CWGC Memorial Click Here

Do you have WW1 Service Men in your family, if so let us know, Click here to submit information





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