Dorset in the Great War
1914 – 1918
Welcome to the Dorset in the Great War website. This site is dedicated to the memory of the men and women of Dorset, who fought and served during the Great War 1914 – 1918.
I aim to commemorate and add details about the Men and Women listed on War Memorials across the county, as well those who came from Dorset. You can also find information covering the Dorsetshire Regiment and the Queen’s Own Dorset Yeomanry in the Great War too.
If you have any information you would like to add about Dorset in the Great War, or those listed on the War Memorials then please feel free to contact me via the contact page.
All work on this site has been researched and compiled by myself when time permits. The site is currently, and will remain a work in progress. I hope to add regular updates with more information, so please do check back.
This week I have added Cann War Memorial to the site. The memorial itself actually now sits in Shaftesbury, just outside of Shaftesbury School. It is not clear if this is the original site of the memorial or not. Curiously, the memorial actually has another memorial attached to it, from the village of Kington Magna,Continue reading “Site Update – Cann War Memorial Added”
Since re-launching the new look site early this week, I have now been able to add an additional war memorial – Talbot Village (Wallisdown). As usual, I have added only basic biographical details to start with, as I have always believed it’s better to have a little on everyone, rather than a large amount onContinue reading “Site Update – Talbot Village War Memorial Added”
After several years running an increasingly outdated site, I am happy to announce the new site is up and running! Over the coming weeks I will be working hard to amend any errors that occur, and re-word much of the existing content. The old site was created and run with Adobe Dreamweaver, but with otherContinue reading “New Website”