WWI CENTENARY: We want your stories

Lest We Forget: The centenary of WWI
Lest We Forget: The centenary of WWI

To mark the centenary of World War I, this year the Observer & Advertiser will be looking back at the men of Greater Morley who made the ultimate sacrifice for their country.

We want to tell as many of the soldiers’ stories as we can, to paint a picture of the impact the war had on the town and ensure their bravery is never forgotten.

World War I was one of the deadliest conflicts in history, with nine million combatants killed.

Life in the trenches was almost as deadly as the machine gun fire and mortar shells hurled across No Man’s Land.

And back home, fallen husbands, fathers, brothers and friends were mourned by the communities left behind.

We vowed to remember them.

Throughout this year we will commemorate the Great War in the Observer & Advertiser each week – and we need your help.

While the soldiers and civilians who lived through the war are no longer with us, many people will have grandparents or great-grandparents who were handed the legacy of the war years.

Pictures, diaries, newspaper cuttings, letters and medals can help us to shine a light on what the people of Morley and its surrounding villages endured from 1914-1918.

If you would like to share your family and friends’ stories of the war, on the front lines or back home, contact reporter Leanne Clark on 0113 2523456 or email leanne.clarke@jpress.co.uk.