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Mrs Green (as I knew her) was my godmother's mother. Lily Green lived in 75 Walton Street, Oxford (not exactly an upmarket area). During the First World War Lily worked at the 3rd Southern general Hospital Oxford (in the Town Hall). I am not sure…

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The sergeant in the middle is my father, Dan Godfrey. In the front row, far right, is his next door neighbor Son Ryman, and the two nurses are probably his two sisters Win and Maggie. Dad told me that if anyone misbehaved he would put them in prison!

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As part of its centenary commemorations of the First World War, Merton College has been researching the stories behind the names of the Mertonians who died in service during 'the war to end all wars'. This online exhibition introduces the Merton War…

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Charles Patrick Flanagan served in the Royal Flying Corps during the First World War. This letter, written on 8 Nov 1917, was sent from his base in Oxford to his sister Agnes in Ireland. Charles later served in the Irish Air Force when the Irish Free…

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This postcard was found recently during renovations at Somerville College Oxford. The College was a convalescent hospital for officers during WW1.

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Albert Edward Reynolds, uncle of the contributor, was born in Oxford. He had 3 sisters and was killed in action in the 1914-1918 war. He was aged 17-18 years old and had been in the Army for about 2 months.This story and pictures were first shared…

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Gunner George Palmer (10227, B Battery Royal Field Artillery, 78th Brigade, part of the 17th Division of the British Army) enlisted in Oxford on 1 September 1914. He was born in Wiltshire where his father was a gardener at Zeals House but enlisted…

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Hesketh Adair Ramsden was born in on the 14th of November 1898 at 382 Hilton Lane, Little Hulton in Lancashire and was baptised at St Stephens Church in Astley on December 26th 1898.He joined the Army on the 4th of May 1917 and started his officer…

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The Oxford University Roll of Service (1920) lists the names of those 14,561 members of the University who served in the Military and Naval forces of the Crown during the First World War. It has been digitised by the Internet Archive and is made…

(Made available through the First World War Poetry Digital Archive)Recruiting march and presentation to Princess Mary of the Women's Land Army, Oxford, 1917-1918. The march begins in St Giles with women entering the enrolment hut by the Martyrs'…

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(This was originally shared through the Great War Archive) In the group, at the back is William Joss (in, I think, Gordon Highlanders) visiting Oxford to congratulate his eldest son, also William, on the right, who had just qualified as a doctor, who…

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(This was originally shared through the Great War Archive) This photograph is of my Grandmother, Margaret Wright, who worked as a Clippie for the Oxford Bus Company. With many men away fighting in France, women were required to do their jobs during…

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(Originally shared through the Great War Archive)On the right, Kenneth Viner Tallett (1898-1987) was born Buckingham Street, Grandpont, Oxford was an apprentice printer (Bryans) until enlisting in Oxfordshire and Buckinghamshire Light Infantry in…

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(Shared through the Great War Archive) Major Percy Neville Graham Reade was my maternal grandfather and is shown riding the mule. The Officers were serving in the Royal Artillary in Egypt. He lived in Woodstock Road, Oxford, after he left the R.A.…

During the First World War, the Oxford Town Hall was part of the 3rd Southern General Hospital. A brief history (by Peter Simpson and Brenda Jarman) and some illustrations can be found on the 'WW1 Centenary' site, University of Oxford.

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The Chavasse family are closely linked to St Peter's College, Oxford. The Chavasse Family Papers webpage brings together information about the family, with a particular focus on their remarkable record of service during the Great War.

In this blog article, Lizzie Shannon-Little and Martin Maw describe what happened at Oxford University Press during the war. Illustrated with several images.

Somerville College Archives will be commemorating the events of 1914 – 1918 through their 'Somerville and the Great War' blog.
Regularly updated to reflect the real-time impact of the war on the College, including Somerville’s role as a…

Magdalen College has put together an exhibition that
"... examines the impact of the war on the College and its members and aims to tell the story of the war as seen from here". The exhibition catalogue can be explored online.

This BBC audio file tells the story of H S Malik, a Balliol student who became the first Sikh to fly with the Royal Flying Corps, but only after intervention from his former tutor.

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