First World War Centenary

In November 2018 it is 100 years since the end of the First World War. The Great War lasted from 28 July 1914 until 11 November 1918.

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Village project to remember First War World veterans

Remembering the First World War veterans from Warmington in Northamptonshire. Credit: ITV News Anglia

To mark the centenary of the armistice a small village in Northamptonshire has been researching the lives of the villagers who fought in the First World War.

Warmington sent 135 men to fight in the Great War - 25 did not return. A heavy price for a community of just a few hundred souls to pay, if not unusual in the context of the horrors of World War One.

Two years of painstaking work has gone into researching the lives of all 135 men. Who they were, what did they do before, during and after the war, if they were fortunate enough to survive.

They were mostly ordinary country people, many of them would have been the first of their family to travel abroad.

  • There was special significance for ITV News Anglia's Matthew Hudson who reported on the project

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