1000 faces and names of Yarmouth men who went to war

Yarmouth Mercury, On Active Service

Yarmouth Mercury, On Active Service - Credit: Archant

One thousand names and faces of men who went to fight in the Great War.

On Active Service, a special supplement in this week’s Great Yarmouth Mercury, 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.

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 goes online on our website tomorrow.

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It is available from the Mercury’s office at 169 King Street, Great Yarmouth NR30 2PA, call 01493 847940, or from newsagents in towns and villages nearby.

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