Wiltshire Soldiers on the web allows you to search the records of over 12,000 servicemen who lost their lives during or just after the end of the Great War 1914 to 1919. Registration is free and once you have logged on you will be able to search by name by town, Village or memorial.
Held within the database are service records, letters, newspaper reports, war diaries and in some cases photographs of the men and their graves. All service men are covered from the Army, Navy and Air Force and from all the Countries from whom men contributed to the allied cause from Australians, New Zealanders, Americans, Canadians, South Africans and Russians. These men either died and are buried in Wiltshire or have evidenced connections with the County.
The information is available in such a way that enables soldiers to be cross referenced by war memorial, village, town, city, county or even country.
Historian and author Richard Broadhead has, for number of years, been researching casualties of the Great War With the aid of his research Richard has written a number of books focused on Wiltshire towns providing detailed information on each casualty; this includes next of kin information and details of how and where the men lived and died.
The research also includes details of over 60 Wiltshire men who at this time are not remembered by the Commonwealth War Graves Commission, but I hope one day this will change
The vast majority of our readily available research is related to those from, or related to, the County of Wiltshire.
However, if you have an enquiry concerning a serviceman who died or survived during the Great War with no Wiltshire connection please do contact us and we can likely still help.