Our database is created from the Transcriptions of WW1 War Memorials, Plaques, Rolls of Honour and War Graves containing the names of the men and women of the SWFHS area who fell in WW1. By no means yet complete the database now contains the records of 1804 men who fell in WW1 and we continue to add to it. Today, 10 Jan 2023, we added the details of the 45 of the men who are named on the Warwick (King's) School memorial plaque who are not listed in any other Warwick memorial.

We are now conducting research on the main war memorial at Bidford on Avon.

The information collected is often wide ranging and includes details of their Military Service, details of how, when, where and why they died along with personal and family history details. In due course we will be adding photographs and documents to the database. This is a long term project which will take another couple of years to complete at current pace and we do update the website when we add new data. Gaps in the data mean that we have yet to find that info. Click the last name for more details of the soldier. At the moment the database is only searchable by one field so we suggest either selecting All in the number of records for display then clicking the column header Last and then scroll down or search by last name. Note 1. where you see just month and year for a birth or wedding date that refers to the first month of the quarter the record was created. Note 2. Where the enlisted date states just Aug 1914 means that we know he enlisted in that month or before the war but the enlisment record was not found. We have used a large number of sources to make sure that our records are as accurate as possible and in many cases we have discovered previously unpublished details. Our thanks to Kenneth Fowler and his book The County of Warwickshire Roll of Honour Vol 1, as well as the National Archives for making War Diaries free to download (contact us for any specific entry you might want), Ancestry.co.uk; Find My Past; Wikipedia; The Long Long Trail website for its excellent lists of locations and not least the Commonwealth War Graves Commission.

Do you have photographs, documents or information about any of the men and women of South Warwickshire?, if you do we would be happy to received and publish them. Use our upload form by clicking here.