11th January 2016

After a lot of hard work from a very dedicated group of volunteers the website is now up and running.  There are 590 entries which represent servicemen from numerous regiments and corps, including the Canadian Siege Artillery, the Royal Flying Corps and both the Royal Navy and the Merchant Navy, there are even a couple of policemen from Warwickshire who have signed the book!

The website will be updated on a regular basis as we continue our research, we have already found six descendants!  However, we hope that people will take a look at the servicemen’s entries and contact us with any information they may have. We would particularly like to add photographs of the individuals, either during or after the war, to help tell their story.

Don’t forget to take a look at the local historian’s page  to find out more about Peterborough during the Great War.  If you have an article about the city during that period that you would like us to include then please let us know.

The visitors’ books are held at Peterborough Archives, if you would like to see the original books please contact the archives services to make an appointment on 01733 864160 or email.

Future events

Lunchtime Talks

Our Archives Service runs a popular series of local history talks.  For the full programme including locations, times and prices click here.

Programme highlight:

7 December 2016, Operation Sea Lion, Discover Hitler’s plans for the invasion of Britain in 1940, how it was repelled and the special plans for Peterborough.


Family History

Are you interested in tracing your family history but don’t know where to start? You may have done some research but would like to know more.  The archive service run a number of courses including, Family History Basics and Family History Advance.  There is even a handwriting course to help you decipher old documents. To find out more contact the Archive Service on 01733 864160 or email.

Touring Exhibition

There are five pop-up banners with images and information which support this project. If you would like to borrow the banners to display at a local venue please get in touch.

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