World War One

The Royal Berkshire Archives holds various records which document the local impact of World War 1.

These include arrangements for civil defence, guarding bridges, food control and agricultural work. There are also lists of those who served overseas, together with some private records that either detail life at the front or changes required back home as a result of the war.

Finally there are some records of local remembrance memorials.

If you would like to discover what we've got for area, simply view or download our World War One Source Guide.

To view the guide in plain text which should be suitable for screen readers, please see our plain text version page.

And don't forget to take a look at our online WWI blog. Each post relates to that day or month 100 years earlier as the war unfolds before Berkshire eyes. Click on the 'Berkshire at War' link to find out more.