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 contact form and we will add his details to the site.
We now have 30,414 entries in our online database.
We are constantly adding more names, sign up to our newsletter to be kept informed.
Can you help, please? If your ancestors lived in Sheffield during the Great War, they might have a place in a forthcoming book about the city.
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Sheffield men who died 1st July 1916 the 1st day of the Battle of the Somme, Click here
Sheffield men commemorated on the Menin Gate Memorial, Click here
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