Harden at War

War History Records & Resources

1918 – 2018 Armistice Centenary

To mark the centenary of the Armistice, which in November 1918 brought to an end four years of bitter conflict, Harden Parish Council are pleased to launch this online archive.

In the run up to the Centenary of the start of the First World War, in 2014, Cllr Kay Kirkham and the then Clerk, Eve Haskins, completed a research project and prepared an exhibition on Harden in the Great War. Our website provider, Digital Nomads, has kindly digitised the project at no cost.

We are delighted to make the exhibition available online, assisting people undertaking family research and sharing local history with anyone interested in Harden during the war(s).

In the future we plan to expand the project to include more detail of others involved in the war and also to undertake research into those involved in the Second World War and make that available online too.

On this page you can view records in tabulated form and perform a variety of searches. Data in the archive tables below can also be sorted by column and downloaded to be viewed in a variety of formats or printed. Scroll left or right in the table to view more fields.

Search and View Records (Deceased)

These records link to individual pages with more information about each soldier (click on a name to view).

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Other Records (Survivors)

These records don’t currently link to pages with additional information but you can search and explore the table below.

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Booklet

You can also read about the War and the men from Harden in this commemorative booklet (click the image to open as a PDF, 37Kb).

Other Resources On This Site

 

Medals

Details of the medals awarded for service in the First World War.

About the War

A short explanation of the events leading up to the outbreak of war.

Harden Then & Now

A series of original photographs of Harden from the time of the war and some photographs taken from the same locations in 2014.

External Resources

 

The National Archives – First World War 100

Marking the centenary of the war with an extensive programme, spanning a five-year period between 2014 and 2019.

Find out more about our programme, which explores major anniversaries and key aspects of the war through themes (such as technology and the Middle East), special projects and partnerships.

Digitised First World War records

A vast collection of documents, letters, diaries, maps and photographs from the First World War, many of which have been digitised and can be searched and downloaded online.

British Army WW1 Service Records, 1914-1920 (Soldiers)

There were about 6-7 million soldiers (Other Ranks and Non-Commissioned Officers) who served with the British Army in the First World War. Each soldiers’ record of service was stored by the War Office after the First World War was over.

Second World War

Second World War records are wide-ranging and are kept in a variety of archives. This guide will help you gain a general overview of the main sources of the information that exists, and where to find it.

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