Wigan and Leigh Archives Online

First World War Records

Welcome to our new First World War resources. Our Wigan Borough Online War Memorial is the result of a project between Archives & Local Studies Volunteers and Wigan Council's First World War Commemoration Fund. We have tried to research every name listed on Wigan Council's war memorials, linking biographical information on the men and women who died during the war to thousands of digitised newspaper stories. You can search for individual people using the search tool or browse the newspaper reports. We will be adding more information to the resource over time and would welcome any new information or photographs you are able to send us about those who served in the First World War.