Welcome to the Farnhill WW1 Volunteers Project

When WW1 conscription was introduced in 1916, Farnhill Parish Council created a Roll of Honour – naming 68 men from the village who had volunteered or who were already serving with the armed forces.

The Farnhill WW1 Volunteers Project has received Heritage Lottery Funding to research the lives of these men before, during, and after the war; and to explore what village life was like 100 years ago, and the social context in which they lived.

The full results of our research will be published on this website towards the end of 2018. In the meantime we will provide news about the project and details of some of the information we uncover.

If you would like to find out more about the project, or get involved with project activities; or if you have any photographs, documents or other information about the men and their families, please get in touch through our Contact Page.


From Farnhill to the Front - booklet

Download our booklet about the Volunteers

If you have any information on any of these men, particularly the post-war lives of those men who survived the conflict, we’d like to hear from you.