GENERAL RESEARCH

COMMONWEALTH WAR GRAVES COMMISSION

The Commonwealth War Graves Commission ensures that 1.7 million people who died in the two world wars will never be forgotten. We care for cemeteries and memorials at 23,000 locations, in 153 countries.

Our values and aims, laid out in 1917, are as relevant now as they were almost 100 years ago.

2 Marlow Road, Maidenhead, Berkshire SL6 7DX

Tel: +44 (0) 1628 634221

Casualty Enquiries: +44 (0) 1628 507200

Website: http://www.cwgc.org/

IMPERIAL WAR MUSEUMS

Covers conflicts, especially those involving Britain and the Commonwealth, from the First World War to the present day.

Lambeth Rd, London SE1 6HZ

Tel: +44 (0) 20 7416 5000

Website: www.iwm.org.uk/

THE NATIONAL ARCHIVES

The National Archives is the official archive and publisher for the UK Government, and for England and Wales. It is the guardian of some of the nation’s most iconic national documents, dating back over 1,000 years. The organisation’s 21st Century role is to collect and secure the future of the government record, both digital and physical, to preserve it for generations to come, and to make it as accessible and available as possible.

Kew, Richmond, Surrey TW9 4DU

Tel: +44 (0) 20 8876 3444

Website: http://www.nationalarchives.gov.uk/

MUSEUMS

WORCESTER MUSEUM

The Worcestershire Soldier exhibition tells the story of the men of our county Regiments from 1694 to the present.

The Museum houses a rich and varied collection of historical artefacts associated with the Worcestershire Regiment, while the website contains links to the Worcestershire Regimental Collection.

Worcester City Art Gallery and Museum, Foregate Street, Worcester WR1 1DT (open Monday to Saturday 10.30am to 4.30am)

Tel: +44 (0) 1905 25371

To contact the Museum, write to The Mercian Regiment Museum (Worcester), Dancox House, Pheasant Street, Worcester WR1 2EE or use the email form on the website.

Website: http://www.worcestershiresoldier.org/

IN FLANDERS FIELDS MUSEUM, YPRES, BELGIUM

The In Flanders' Fields Museum is devoted to the study of the First World War and occupies the second floor of the Cloth Hall, Ypres in Belgium.

The building was virtually destroyed by artillery fire during the First World War and has been reconstructed.

Grote Markt 34, 8900 Ieper, Belgium Tel: +32 (0) 57 23 92 20

Website: http://www.inflandersfields.be/en

VISITING FLANDERS 

YPRES TOURIST OFFICE

Cloth Hall, Grote Markt 34, 8900 Ieper

Tel: +32 (0) 57 239 220

Website: http://www.toerismeieper.be/en

DE POEZELHOEKVALLEI HOLIDAY FARM

De Poezelhoekvallei is situated in the shadow of Gheluvelt Chateau amid the beautiful surroundings of West-Flanders and offers you silence and tranquillity to escape from your busy life as well as an exceptional cultural offer in light of the First World War.

It overlooks the route covered by the 2nd Worcesters during their charge from Polygon Wood on Saturday, October 31, 1914

Poezelhoekstraat 4, 8980 Geluveld (Zonnebeke), Belgium

Tel: +32 (0) 57 46 62 47

Mobile: +32 (0) 474 56 76 67

Email:

Website: http://www.poezelhoekvallei.be/vakantiehoeve/

TE LANDE BED & BREAKFAST, GHELUVELT

Te Lande is situated just 500m away from holiday farm Poezelhoekvallei, where they have been welcoming guests with great pleasure over more than 18 years. It sits immediately opposite Gheluvelt Chateau. The B&B offers two fully accommodated guest rooms, a cosy salon as well as a separate kitchen.

Kasteelstraat 4, 8980 Geluveld (Zonnebeke), Belgium

Tel: +32 (0) 57 46 62 47

Mobile: +32 (0) 474 56 76 67

Email:

Website: http://www.bbtelande.be/

WORCESTERSHIRE REGIMENT

THE FRIENDS OF THE WORCESTERSHIRE REGIMENT

The Mercian Regiment Museum (Worcestershire) preserves the heritage and traditions of both the regular and reserve elements of the Mercian Regiment and its predecessors, originally the 29th Foot (subsequently to become the Worcestershire Regiment) and the 36th Foot (the Herefordshire Regiment).

Website: http://www.worcestershireregiment.com/Friends_Mercian_Regiment_Museum.php

WORCESTERSHIRE REGIMENT WEBSITE

The Worcestershire Regiment dates back from 1970 to 1694, when Colonel Thomas Farrington, an officer of the Coldstream Guards raised a new regiment in London. It was then the custom for Regiments to be named after their Colonels, and this new Regiment was named Farrington’s Regiment of Foot.

Website: http://www.worcestershireregiment.com/

WORCESTERSHIRE REGIMENTAL ARCHIVES

The Worcestershire Regimental Archives hold extensive records and other material which could help anyone researching their ancestors who served with the regiment.

They also provide help and advice on how to seek further information. The search fee for this service is £25 and is non-returnable.

The Mercian Regiment Museum (Worcestershire), Dancox House, Pheasant Street, Worcester WR1 2EE

Registered Charity Number: 276510

Tel: +44 (0) 1905 721982

Email:  

Battle of Gheluvelt commemoration in association with....

Worcester Warriors websiteThe audio documentary at the heart of this Battle of Gheluvelt commemorative project would not have been possible without the support of Worcester Warriors and The Duckworth Worcestershire Trust. Please click the logos for more details

Gheluvelt: The documentary

Worcetershire Regiment cap badge 1914Find out how the Gheluvelt documentary happened by following this link, and start reading the remarkable stories that didn't make the final cut.... 

The visit you ought to make

Gheluvelt 1914 detailLet's set you on your way so that you, too, can research your family connections to Gheluvelt, or visit the other battlefields of Flanders... and you should. 

Please tell us about your hero

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