Record Sites and Memories of the First World War
Register online to volunteer to discover and record evidence of the remains of the First World War (WW1, WWI, or World War One) in your local area. Use our toolkit for PCs, mobiles and tablets to upload your evidence directly to local Historic Environment Records. Your work will be authenticated and the results published.
The Council for British Archaeology (CBA) is working with Historic England and other partners on this community project to bring together the local findings of volunteers from around the United Kingdom.
Contribute to a record that will be used by generations to come:
- to understand the legacy of the First World War on our landscape and consciousness
- to inform planning decisions and help safeguard First World War remains for future generations
Compared to what we know about Tudor, Elizabethan or Georgian buildings, the heritage of the First World War in England is a blank chapter… we're asking the public to help us put this right. Wayne Cocroft Senior Investigator Historic England”
For example in late 2013, the remains of a First World War practice battlefield was discovered on heathland in Gosport, Hampshire. The size of 17 football pitches, with two sets of opposing trench systems and a No Man's Land between, it was used for training troops before they were sent to the Front.