World War 1

World War 1 was also known as the great war and took place from 1914 to 1918. Britain fought alongside their allies against Austria-Hungary, Bulgaria and the Ottoman Empire (the Central Powers).

WW1 Collection

World War 1, also known as the Great War, began in 1914 after the assassination of Archduke Franz Ferdinand of Austria. In 1918, new laws set by the government introduced food rationing. By the time the war was over, and the Allied Powers claimed victory, more than 16 million soldiers were dead. It is estimated that 37 million people were killed or injured in WW1.

A shortage of trained medical staff during World War 1 gave opportunities for women to take a wide range of crucial roles. In Conwy County Borough the Balmoral, Bodlondeb Castle, Red Court, Plas Tudno, Edward Malam Home in Deganwy, and Lady Forrester Home were used as convalescence homes.

German WW1 Helmet Plain

German WW1 Helmet Plain

German WW1 Helmet Camouflage

German WW1 Helmet Camouflage

WW1 Victory Medal - Back

WW1 Victory Medal – Back

Needlework Booklet - Back

Needlework Booklet – Back

WW1 Victory Medal - Front

WW1 Victory Medal – Front

Needlework Booklet - Front

Needlework Booklet – Front