Resources for Study

You can find links to other websites on our Links page. The national WFA site has many resources for schools, listed by Key Stage – use the SCHOOLS menu at the top of the page.

On this site:

  • The Local Heroes feature has accounts of three men born locally who emigrated to countries in the (then) Empire, and returned to Europe to fight during the Great War – their names are on local War Memorials.
  • Looking for Private Nicholls is an account of the difficulty of finding out about Private F. Nicholls, from Bletchley whose grave was found in a French cemetery – he is not mentioned on any local war memorials.
  • The Articles & Reports section includes a number of items that may be of interest.

On other local sites:

Other local websites also have valuable information about the experience of the Great War in the Milton Keynes area:

  • Echoes of the Great War: this presents materials gathered for an exhibition at Stantonbury linked to a produciton of “Oh What a Lovely War!”. There are lots of examples of the Great War in the family histories of people now living locally. There are also two features about events in Wolverton during the War (access them from the home page of the Echoes site):
    • The McCorquodales Strike
    • The Ambulance Train
  • The Living Archive, in particuluar:
    • the Letters of Albert French, who lived in Woverton and died on the front line at Ploegsteert in Belgium at the age of only 16; (Wolverton is now twinned with Ploegsteert);
    • Days of Pride about life in New Bradwell at that time, as told by Hawtin Mundy, who fought in the Great War.