A month after Lord Kitchener's call for volunteer recruits a total of three battalions had been raised in Norwich from city and county men. Discover more about the 7th, 8th and 9th (Service) Battalions, The Norfolk Regiment, and their journey to the Battle of the Somme.
Finding the Fallen
Three very special 100 year anniversaries are the focus of Finding the Fallen; the Battle of the Somme in 2016, The Battle of Gaza in 2017 and the 100th anniversary of Armistice Day in 2018.
Young people from primary and secondary schools have worked with military historian Neil Storey to research their local community war memorials to uncover the real life stories behind the names. Many new discoveries and hidden family stories have been uncovered thanks to contributions from the local community.
EXPLORE THE HISTORY
Hundreds of Norfolk men serving in the Norfolk Regiment fought in the Second Battle of Gaza (17-19 April 1917). Learn how the soldiers trained and what it was like serving as a Territorial Force solider in the Middle East during the First World War.
The final strand of the project explores the legacies of Armistice in Norfolk and commemorates the 100th anniversary of Armistice Day in 2018. It explains how the fallen were commemorated, the origin of the poppy as a symbol of remembrance and the creation of veterans' groups. More information to come in February 2019.