1,000 faces and names of Yarmouth men at war

Poppy collection

Poppy collection - Credit: Archant

On Active Service show the faces of those men who were serving their country – and from Great Yarmouth – 1914-1915.

The original book commemorating their service was published by the Mercury in 1915. Now all the pictures and names of these men are published in a special Mercury supplement.

Many of those pictured had already died, killed in action. There are groups of brothers listed side by side, and some even with their father.

Many of these men survived the horrors of the First World War – but many of those who followed them until the war ended in 1918 did not.

The faces are of the grandfathers, great grandfathers, uncles or great uncles of the generation of today.


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Is your ancestor named and pictured?

The special commemorative supplement is available from the Great Yarmouth Mercury office at 169 King Street, Great Yarmouth NR30 2PA with a donation of 75p to go towards the Royal British Legion’s Poppy Appeal.

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