The Doncaster 1914-18 project was 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 was a community heritage project commemorating the centenary of the First World War. The project was run by Heritage Doncaster and was supported by the Heritage Lottery Fund with a grant of £926,700.
The project encouraged 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 explored 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 travelled 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 doncaster1914-18.org.uk, to be part of a new community archive, find out more about the project, and take part in hands-on activities.
Doncaster 1914-18 was part of the First World War Centenary Partnership, led by the Imperial War Museum.
Our interactive website launched in Autumn 2015 at www.doncaster1914-18.org.uk. Here you can search our First World War collection online, and share your own photographs, stories and artefacts. Although the project ended in July 2019, the website will remain live for research. Thank you to all who have contributed to our community archive..