Welcome to the Buckinghamshire Remembers website
It is hard to appreciate the consequences of the
appalling loss of life suffered on all sides during the First World War.
In almost every village, in almost every street, husbands, sons,
brothers volunteered for war with confident patriotism and the optimism of youth. Could they have ever
imagined the horrors of the trenches, the deafening thunder of
constant bombardment, the lung-tearing poison gas – and the grinding fear? We must never forget that terrible
conflict so rightly called the Great War.
The aim of our work is to help us all to remember those
who suffered in the conflict but to devote particular homage to
Buckinghamshire men and women who paid the supreme sacrifice and never lived to
enjoy the relative peace that followed.
Please read the 'Methods' section so that you can appreciate the
strengths and weaknesses of the records.