Doncaster 1914-18 First World War Project

The Doncaster 1914-18 project is a five year programme looking at the First World War and its connections to Doncaster and the King’s Own Yorkshire Light Infantry.

Doncaster 1914 -18 is a community heritage project commemorating the centenary of the First World War. The Project is run by Doncaster Heritage Services and supported by the Heritage Lottery Fund with a grant of £926,700.

The project encourages Doncaster people and those with connections to the area to research and share their own First World War stories.

Between 2015 and 2019, a series of events, exhibitions and a new website will explore the role of the borough, its people, and the King’s Own Yorkshire Light Infantry in the conflict, both at home and on the front line.

The Great War on Tour will travel around Doncaster and into the former West Riding of Yorkshire (from where the King’s Own Yorkshire Light Infantry were recruited) giving residents the chance to share their personal stories and memories, learn how to upload their stories to, to be part of a new community archive, find out more about the project, and take part in hands-on activities.

The Project will also include an education programme for primary and secondary schools and a community archaeology project. Volunteers play a key role in the project, helping us to research and share Doncaster’s First World War history.

Doncaster 1914-18 is part of the First World War Centenary Partnership, led by the Imperial War Museum.

Our interactive website launched in Autumn 2015 at Here you can search our First World War collection online, and share your own photographs, stories and artefacts.

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We’re currently looking for volunteers in the following areas:
- Digitisation
- Community, events & education
- Research

Volunteering with Doncaster 1914-18 is a way to use your skills, discover new ones, share your passion for the past and have fun! Full training will be given, so if you're enthusiastic about the First World War just complete the application form and email it to

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01302 734406 Mon -Fri
01302 734293 Sat & Sun

Last updated: 08 December 2016 15:15:55