Arthur Rigby remembers his father in WW1

Arthur’s father, John Alexander Rigby, was a blacksmith before WW1.  He was badly wounded in the face in Palestine during action in the cavalry regiment with the Royal Gloucestershire Hussars.  He woke up on the battlefield thinking he was at […]

George Worgan of Cinderford – how WW1 affected his life

George Worgan was a miner in the Forest of Dean who volunteered for army service in World War One.  This short video describes the impact of the war on the life of George.

William Frederick Parsons WW1 Story

In this short Digital Story, Leonie Gardner from the University of Gloucestershire, looks into the life of William Frederick Parsons using records at Gloucestershire Archives.  William was born in 1896 and grew up in Pamington, just outside Tewkesbury.  He went […]

Can you help run the Glos Remembers website and HistoryPin channel?

Glos Remembers WW1 is looking for volunteers who can help to maintain the project’s website and HistoryPin channel.  Enthusiasm for and experience of sharing heritage, writing for publication or to the web, and a desire to learn new skills would be […]

Free WWI research training

The Soldiers of Gloucestershire Museum, on of our project partners,  is running a series of free workshops to introduce individual research to the various WWI related resources available in the area. No need to book, and completely free, just show […]

Don’t Forget To Follow Us

Get up-to-the-minute information on Gloucestershire’s WW1 Centenary related events and programmes on Facebook and on Twitter. To see how Gloucestershire men fighting in the trenches kept their spirits up, follow The 5th Gloucester Gazette on Twitter, which tweets excerpts from the famous […]

How Gloucester soldiers created the first trench journal

A recent article in the Gloucester Citizen talks about how soldiers from Gloucestershire contributed to history by creating the very first trench journal of the war.