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As part of its centenary commemorations, Christ Church has created an online memorial that gives details about each of the men who served from the college, many have supporting photographs.

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When I was 7 or 8 years old, we lived in a council house in Iffley, Oxford. The rent was 7.6/week. My father worked in Lucy's, the foundry in Jericho. Like so many other families at that time, we had a lodger. Mr Jarret (spelling uncertain: Jarrett,…

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The historic Grade II listed Examination Schools is located on the main High Street in Oxford and was built by Thomas Jackson between 1876 and 1882. Its primary and original purpose was for the holding of University examinations as the number of…

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This photograph was passed to the contributor by his father. It is a school photograph from St Peter and Paul’s school (a Catholic School in Ilford, East London) taken in 1914.It comes with a greaseproof paper sheet – composed by the…

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William Reginald Harold Brown (M.C.) was born in Oxford. He lived in Botley Road and then Abbey Road and then the family moved to Hillview Road. He joined the Territorial Army when he was 17.5 years old. Before the War he worked at Oxford Times as a…

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Wiliam Tolson was born in the 1880s, possibly in a military family. His father had fought in the Boer war. When the First World War started, Wilfred Tolson was a professional soldier in the Oxford Light Infantry. In 1916 he was promoted major from…

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Alfred Cooper was a keen photographer. During the war, he served on the HMT or SS Marthara (merchant vessel), travelling around the world as a radion operator. He collated his photographs in an album, which is now in the posession of his daughter.…

This blog article presents a digital version of a college exhibition displayed in November 2014. It focuses on the Univ students who served in the First World War and the way in which their details were recorded during and post-conflict. It also…

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These attractive panels are based on research conducted into the lives of the men listed on the Saint Giles Church WW1 memorial.

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Charles Albert Cordeaux (borne 10 Feb 1884 in Brixton), the grandfather of the contributor, moved to Headington after service to work in the office of the car factory. Before that he was a professional soldier, joined the West Kent Regiment in 1901…

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No less than fifty Old Boys from Magdalen College School, Oxford died during or as a result of The Great War. Set against the hundreds of thousands of their countrymen this number may seem small but it left an indelible mark not only…

An introduction to a project to gather and tell personal stories from the First World War. Objects and stories are able to tell us about a time passing from living memory, the story of the lives of men, women and children in wartime. Published on 10…

Article regarding a new war memorial board, commemorating the five German and Austrian members of Trinity who fell in the First World War. Also includes a video of the unveiling ceremony.

Article in Isis Magazine (March 2015) by Emily Frisella examining how the enrolment at many women’s colleges increased over the duration of World War I, with women becoming more academically active.

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The medal was dug up in my garden in Oxford and I believe it is a medal that was given to an Italian serviceman or possibly a British soldier who supported the Italian army. The Victory medal was awarded after the war, making it more likely to belong…

In this audio podcast, Dr John Stevenson (former College Lecturer in History at Oriel and former Fellow at Worcester College) talks about Oriel College's involvement in the First World War.
A brief introduction is given by the Provost of Oriel…

A talk by Professor Anthony Fletcher (Merton 1959), Emeritus Professor of English Social History at the University of London, and author of 'Life, Death, and Growing Up on the Western Front'.

In this video, Silke Ackermann (Director, Museum of the History of Science) Liz Bruton (Co-curator, “Dear Harry”… Henry Moseley: A Scientist Lost to War) and Nigel Biggar (Regius Professor of Moral and Pastoral Theology, University of Oxford)…

A roundtable discussion to mark the publication of Alice Kelly's critical edition of Edith Wharton's First World War reportage Fighting France: From Dunkerque to Belfort (Edinburgh University Press, 2015).

Panellists; Professor Dame Hermione Lee…

In commemoration of the centenary of the outbreak of WWI, Pembroke College is sharing information about the war's impact on the College through a series of webpages. The pages contain information and pictures about a variety of topics, and also…

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