The Long, Long Trail

Large, detailed resource for British Army information during the First World War. The site includes orders of battle, army structure, actions fought by units, and much, much more. Highly recommended. Which hosts the:

The Great War Forum

If you are researching anything connected to the Great War then join this forum. There are over 11000 members, and if you post a question someone will probably know the answer, or let you know where to find out more. Better still, if you have information you want to share, this is the place to get it to a wide audience. Highly recommended.

The National Archives

Many original documents are viewable at Kew, London. Indexes can be searched on line, it is possible to purchase some documents on line, including the medal cards for First War Soldiers.

Hellfire Corner

A collection of web articles about the battlefields, then and now, actions, incidents, units and individuals. Two of particular interest are:

The Staffordshire Brigade at Wulverghem, April – June 1915 by Andrew Thornton

We had done all that was expected of us - Staffordshire's Territorials and the Assault on the Hohenzollern Redoubt 13th October 1915 by Andrew Thornton

Wolverhampton War Memorials

A site dedicated to the War Memorials in and around Wolverhampton, with details on the soldiers commemorated on them. These include a lot of the 6th Battalion South Staffordshire dead.

South Irish Horse

A site about the South Irish Horse, which was raised as The South of Ireland Imperial Yeomanry in Jan 1902 and disbanded in July 1922. The site is a biographical history of the men who had a connection with the South of Ireland Imperial Yeomanry or the South Irish Horse.

The RAMC in the Great War

A site is to commemorate all those who served in the RAMC during the Great War.

A subscription ancestry site, with some free information. The subscription is worthwhile for general family tree research, as it includes access to all of the 1841-1901 Census collection and much more.

Sabris Host

An option to consider if you are looking for a host or design skills for sites like this. (I have a financial interest in this company.)

Staffordshire Past Track

An on line collection of articles and photographs relating to Staffordshire. This includes a large number of photographs of the Staffordshire Territorials before and during the First World War

Midlands Historical Data

This is a project to make digital copies of a collection of rare old books, maps, photographs and documents relating to the West Midlands. These are available on line (pay to view) or on CD. Books available include “The War History of the Sixth Battalion the South Staffordshire Regiment” produced by a committee of officers who served with the Battalion. Originally published by William Heinemann Ltd. in 1924. £11.99 including P&P

This site has been designed to give Genealogists and local Historians an insight into the Staffordshire village of Sedgley, its parish and the surrounding hamlets and to the life and times of the people who lived there. Many of the 6th Battalion came from this area.