Welcome to the Buckinghamshire
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.