World War One Research

Do you have a particular ancestor who served in the military that you have always wanted to know a little more about? Now that the centenary commemorations of the First World War are upon us, you may have thought about your own family members who took part in the conflict. If you would like to find out more about them, do contact us to discuss what you would like researched.

We have a great deal of experience in First World War History, from building and maintaining three war memorial/home front web sites to taking groups around the Battlefield sites in France and Belgium.

Mike Royden has also recently completed a book on The Home Front During the First World War, sections of which are available for download on the web sites. There are numerous biographies of soldiers on the war memorial websites, plus articles in the left hand column to give an idea of expertise and what could be discovered.

We use a range of sources to produce a soldier's story, which will include copies of documents, maps and photographs where relevant.

Do contact us with any information you have about your ancestor, such as his regiment, his service number and any other personal details.

Package cost is £150.

Farndon War Memorial

Farndon is a village approximately six miles south of Chester. This site is concerned with the history of the village during the war and the men of the local war memorial.

Ellesmere Port War Memorial

This is an extensive site covering Ellesmere Port during WW1. There are numerous biographies of soldiers which gives an idea of what type of research is possible.

Halewood War Memorial

Halewood is known for its Ford Jaguar Factory and Everton Footbal Club's Finch Farm training complex. This site covers the village during the First World War.

Return to the Battlefields

This site contains reports of tours of the WW1 battlefields of Belgium and France, and also provides a downloadable guide with useful information to plan your visit.


How on earth can I thank you for all the info you have sent to me. It is my wife's family history and you reduced her to tears reading all the facts. She can only recall her grandmother telling her that her grandad was awarded the Crois de Guerre for carrying a Belgian officer on his back whilst under gun fire. Elisa was informed by the war office that George had been missing in action and it wasn't until 6 months later that she heard again that he had been found in a Belgian hospital being nursed by Nuns. Thanks once again for all your help.
Barry Bramhill

Dear Mike
Thank you so much for all that information. It explains a lot and I must admit to shedding a tear or two when I read William's story. It has made me more even more determined to visit Etaples!
Lesley Milsom
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