Useful sites to discover more about the First World War

To read Kent’s Roll of Honour: –

To discover more about the British Army in the First World War visit the Long, Long Trail:-

This site will provide more background information about the Post Office during the First World War : –

To discover more about shortages in essential and non essential items, a useful site to visit is :-

An interesting site to discover more concerning railway stations which were in use in Kent during the First World War is

To discover more about the Mesopotamian campaign listen to this podcast from the Imperial War Museum:-

Motor buses were used on the Western Front for troop movement and evacuation , this site has more information:-

To research the East Kent Buffs and discover where regiments served during the First World War visit-

For information about Zeppelin raids, Gothas and ‘Giants’, visit:

To read about War Poetry from the held by the Imperial War Museum, including images of original handwritten poems:

For information about the role of women in World War One, visit:

Library and Archive Links

Kent Libraries, Registration & Archives website:

Kent & Medway in the First World War Timeline:

Kent County Council History & Heritage:

KLR&A online resources (including specialist family history subscription websites accessible via library PCs):

KLR&A online newspaper & magazine resources (The Folkestone Herald for the FWW years is to be included on the British Newspaper Archive):

The British Library website has a dedicated section on WW1 containing hundreds of historical resources:

Useful links in your town


St. Peter’s Village Tour

We arrange four different guided walks at St. Peter’s, one mile from Broadstairs. One of these relates to the 37 WW1 graves in St. Peter’s Churchyard – one of the longest in England. Booking is essential. Tours are free, but donations are invited.

Phone: 01843 868 646


The Historic Dockyard Chatham

A maritime heritage museum, with plenty of exhibits and information on Kent’s role in WW1 at sea.

Geoff Rambler Walks

A series of 9 walks in Kent – all with a WW1 theme – to raise funds for the Royal British Legion.


The DeCaville Index
An index of all the men recorded on WW1 memorials in the Medway Towns.


The Deal Society

The Deal Society exists to maintain the appeal of Deal and Walmer. Deal is unique and The Deal Society works on your behalf to help keep it that way. Nevertheless every town faces changes which may be positive or negative so we exist to monitor those changes and to work for positive outcomes. We continue to campaign to conserve the character of the town, including specific buildings which may be under threat. We are working to ensure that the Victoria Hospital, built to remember those lost in WW1, remains an active part of the healthcare of Deal.

Address: PO Box 413, Deal, Kent, CT14 4AS

Walmer Web

This page provides two articles that relate to WWI: Walmer Voluntary Aid Detachment played an important role in caring for injured servicemen during the First World War, and Walmer Aerodrome,, a World War I aerodrome which has a memorial to the pilots who flew from there and were killed fighting in France.

Great Mongeham Society

We are a social society based in Great Mongeham, Kent, with interests in local history, wildlife and architecture and the promotion of our village. Apart from monthly meetings we are organising a village heritage evening at the Village Hall for 7.30 on Thursday October 30th, where we hope to have a display featuring our village archives.


Dover Library, Dover Discovery Centre

Adult & Children’s sections including DVD’s, music CD’s & audio books. A local studies collection. Talk Time sessions including scrabble, craft, reading groups and English conversation, as well as a Rhyme Time & Baby Book club. We also have Public computers, registration of births & deaths. Disabled access, disabled parking, hearing loop, VIP Pen Friend, toilets.

Phone: 03000 413 131
Address: Dover Library, Market Square, Dover, Kent, CT16 1PH

Dover: Lock and Key of the Kingdom


Dymchurch & District Heritage Group

Dymchurch & District Heritage Group was formed in January 2010 to preserve our local history for future generations.



The Faversham Society


Step Short

Step Short honors the men and women of Folkestone who served, while marking the town’s vital role in those world-changing events.

Folkestone and District Family History Society

We are a family history society.

Contact: Mrs Janet Powell & Ms Pat Fincham

Elham Historical Society

The Elham Historical Society aims to seek, preserve, inspire and transmit knowledge of the history of the village of Elham. It is a working group who meet each month to plan the work, aided by a group of volunteers working on a variety of projects.



Royal Engineers Museum

The DeCaville Index
An index of all the men recorded on WW1 memorials in the Medway Towns.


Herne Bay Historical Records Society


Hythe Civic Society


Margate Civic Society

Margate Civic Society was founded in 1968. Its purpose and aims are to encourage high standards of architecture and town planning in Margate and its environs; Birchington, Westgate-on-Sea, Cliftonville, Westbrook, Garlinge, Acol, St Nicholas-at-Wade and Sarre; to stimulate public interest and care for the history and character of the area; and to encourage the preservation, development and improvement of features of general amenity and historical interest. The Society is a founder member of Civic Voice and is a registered charity.



Friends of Lydd


Ramsgate Society

We have been protecting and promoting the town for 50 years. Our aims are to encourage high standards of architecture and town planning, and to stimulate public interest and care for the beauty, history and character of the town. We pursue these aims though meetings, exhibitions, lectures and publications, etc.


Ramsgate Historical Society

Ramsgate Historical Society Facebook Group

Our mission is to preserve a photographic history of our town.



City Of Rochester Society

The City of Rochester Society was founded in 1967 to help conserve the historic city as a pleasant place to live and work in or just visit. We continue to strive to improve the environment and quality of life in Rochester for residents and visitors alike.


The DeCaville Index
An index of all the men recorded on WW1 memorials in the Medway Towns.

City of Rochester Symphony Orchestra

Formed in 1969, the City of Rochester Symphony Orchestra (CRSO) is the foremost amateur orchestra in Medway. Consisting of over 60 playing members, both amateur and professional musicians, the CRSO perform, amongst others, three main concerts at The Central Theatre, Chatham, Kent.



The New Romney History Society

The New Romney History Society meets on the last Monday of each month.


Richborough Port during the World Wars

Information about Richborough Port during the First World War.


Blue Town Heritage Centre

The Blue Town Heritage centre aims to be the heritage and cultural hub for the Isle of Sheppey. It combines a Heritage Centre, Music Hall, and Cinema tea room and gift shop. We also run talks, walks, and tours of Blue Town and the Isle of Sheppey.

Phone: 01795 662 981
Address: 69 High Street, Blue Town, Sheerness, Kent, ME12 1RW

Big Fish Arts Trust

We are a successful community Arts Charity who celebrate local heritage, theatre, music and Art. We give people the opportunity to develop performance skills and take part in high quality Arts events. We work with a wide variety of Community groups and Schools bringing History to life in an entertaining fashion.

Contact: Chris Reed
Phone: 07775 712 306



Sittingbourne Heritage Museum


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