1914 to 1916

Battle of the Somme 100th anniversary: Former Sheffield soldiers relive the horrors

Today marks the 100th anniversary of one of the darkest days in British military history - The Battle of the Somme.


The Battle of the Somme: The British Army’s darkest day

To the French it is a river. But to the British it sums up the horrors of the First World War. In the first in a week-long series marking its centenary, Chris Bond looks back at the Battle of the Somme.

Sheffield appeal to find family of VC hero John

Sheffield appeal to find family of VC hero John

Sheffield City Council are hoping to track down the family of a Sheffield man who won the Victoria Cross 100 years ago.

Harry Arnold, middle back row'Lydd, Kent, August 1917 'World War 1'''Submitted by John Arnold''84 Carterknowle Road, S7 2DZ

Retro: Sheffield man’s plea over father’s war service

The son of a Sheffield man who served in World War One has written in to try to find out more about his army years.

Word War One soldier Henry Birkett Shimelds in uniform, brought in to Doncaster Museums by his great great niece Nicola Pollard

Retro: Doncaster search for World War One stories

The story of Doncaster in World War One is being told in a project that aims to record as many stories as possible.

Retro: Sheffield reporter’s revelations on Lusitania

Retro: Sheffield reporter’s revelations on Lusitania

In 1975 a Star reporter, David Lewis, undertook a special investigation into the circumstances surrounding the sinking of the Lusitania.

Lord mayor of Sheffield Cllr Peter Rippon meets the family of war hero Arnold Loosemore who was award a VC for bravery.'Cllr Rippon takes tea in the Mayors Parlour with Audrey and Kevin Loosemore'. Pic: Dean Atkins

Diminutive Sheffield military hero being remembered - at last

He was a diminutive Sheffield lad who became one of a select band of Britain’s finest military heroes, losing a leg but surviving the First World War while saving the lives of countless comrades.

Retro Nov 1914: Buses carrying Belgian casualties entering Collegiate Crescent

Retro: Sheffield aid for Belgian wartime refugees

At 5pm on November 4, 1914 a meeting was held in Firth Hall, University of Sheffield, to decide what steps might be taken to help the Belgian refugees who were about to arrive in the city.

Uni of Sheffield Retro Nov 1914 feature: Members of the Waltonian Angling Society entertaining wounded soldiers from 3rd Northern General Hospital

Retro: Sheffield University’s first casualty of war in 1914

By November 1914 it was clear the war would not be “over by Christmas.”

Retro on Sept 1914: Unidentified wedding group, possibly Crookes area

RETRO: Interesting wedding...but who are these Sheffield folk?

It can be a strange experience looking back through Sheffield newspapers from 100 years ago.

Peter Yates in St Thomas' Church graveyard, where the grave of World War One soldier James Dickinson is among the overgrown weeds and bushes.

Sheffield World War One graves ‘left in a mess’

Japanese knotweed has almost completely covered a war grave in a Sheffield cemetery - with council bosses saying they are ‘unable’ to clear the invasive plant from the memorial.

An exhibition at Kelham Island museum running in conjunction with the centenary anniversary of World War I.

Sheffield’s industrial role in World War I on display

Sheffield’s role in the First World War is under the spotlight at two new exhibitions.

Chris Young and members of the rugby club at Mosborough Miners Welfare club are holding a 'lights-out' hour to mark the centenary anniversary of the start of the First World War.

Thousands to honour region’s WW1 heroes at centenary events

When Britain joined the conflict that went on to become known as the First World War, a century ago, it was impossible to imagine what the terrible human cost would be.

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