Welcome to the Great War Buckinghamshire Project website. This project describes the lives of people connected to the county during World War One. The project is managed by the Centre for Buckinghamshire Studies (CBS), on behalf of Buckinghamshire County Council. Stories will be told through research and interpretation of the collections held at CBS alongside a range of other materials from elsewhere.

Here you will find the stories of individuals: soldiers, women who took on active support roles at home and abroad, conscientious objectors, even children. The histories of these individuals were researched by a dedicated team of volunteers, starting in 2016.

The Great War Buckinghamshire Project is looking for stories from across the historic county of Buckinghamshire, so including people from across Milton Keynes and Slough, as well as those places still within Buckinghamshire. There is no limit to the amount of stories we want to tell, and you will have the opportunity to create your own biography of someone we might not have discovered, or to add extra information or images to an existing story through the website.

This project would not be possible without the dedicated team of volunteers who are conducting the research and producing the stories. So, thank you to the volunteer team giving up their time for the project. In addition, thank you to Buckinghamshire Military Museum Trust (project partner), and Milton Keynes Council and the Heritage Lottery Fund (project funders).