Some useful websites:
Seax: The online catalogue of the Essex Record Office.
Chelmsford War Memorial: A site detailing biographical information of the men included in Chelmsford’s war memorials.
Ancre 1914 – 1918: A website that includes information about Saffron Walden during WW1
Southend 1914 – 1918: A site covering the history of Southend during WW1
Tollesbury during WW1 and If you Shed a Tear: To commemorate the centenary of the Great War an e-book has been produced entitled “If you shed a tear” by researcher Ted Sparrow. This is compiled from the memorial books of a dozen coastal parishes on the North Essex coast between the rivers Colne and Blackwater. It contains over 200 profiles of men associated with these villages killed in that war.
Guidance documents by Essex Record Office’s Audience Development Officer, Hannah Salisbury:
- Resources for researching the First World War
- Research guidance for volunteers
- Guidance on writing blog posts
More information about ERO resources can be found on the blog of the Essex Record Office.
1914.org: The Imperial War Museum’s centenary site which highlights events and resources from across the world.
Centenary News: Independent, impartial and international coverage of the First World War Centenary and Centennial 2014-2018.
BBC iWonder guides discuss various topics in detail such as Why were journalists threatened with execution in WWI?
Maldon, Heybridge and the Great War by Stephen P. Nunn
The Victor Heroes by Robert Pike. The story of the 159 men of Saffron Walden, who served and died in the Great War. The illustrated book, softback of 176 pages contains lengthy biographies of those appearing on the Saffron Walden memorial. It also features a series of wonderful letters written by Lance- Corporal F. Marking, 1st Cambridgeshire Regiment, to his mother before being killed in action 26th June, 1915
From Downing Street to the Trenches, a new book from Mike Webb and Hew Strachen, which includes ” in one Essex village, the local rector compiled a diary to record the impact of war on his community”.
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