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These are some of the Books, Memoirs, Reports etc. that I have found searching the net.

Visit http://www.lib.byu.edu/~rdh/wwi/memoir.html

for the following:-

Robert R. Abercromby. "I Would Not be Here if He Had!"

Following Australian Footsteps

Through the Battlefields of the Western Front. .

History of the American Field Service in France, 1914-1917,

Told by its Members.

New York and Boston: Houghton Mifflin. 1920.

In Memoriam - The Last Anzacs

Arizona's War Dead: WWI, WWII, Korea, Vietnam, Southwest Asia

The Arizona Republic, 31 May 1999

Armistice à Cap Pelé

- en français) -

Olga Bing. Gestes d'Infirmières, Croquis 1916-1917.

Paris: Léon Marotte, 1917.

- en français) -

British & German rations.

1914 & 1916

Leslie Buswell. With the American Ambulance Field Service in France.

Personal Letters of a Driver at the Front.


John Bruce Cairnie.

The Great War Diaries - 1915 (5th Seaforths).

The Great War Diaries - 1917 (King's African Rifles).

CEF: Canadian Troop Strength in Siberia,


Harold Chapin. Soldier and Dramatist .


Benjamin E. Cruzan. A Soldier's Diary.

(December 1917 - June 1919).

Edward E. Cummings. An Enormous Room.

New York: Boni & Liveright, 1922.

Marine Flyer in France: The Diary of Capt. Alfred A. Cunningham.

November 1917 - January 1918

Kenneth Sydney Day.

Diary During My Service with the Australian Imperial Forces - 1914-15-16-17.

Kirkland H. Day. Camion Cartoons.

Boston: Marshall Jones, 1919.

Declarations of War.

Dates of war declarations by country.

Diary of Section Eight.

Privately printed, 1917.

Gerhard Friedrich Dose.

Das Infanterie Regiment 187 in den Vogesen 1915-1916

German Infantry Regiment 187

in the Vosges Mountains, 1915-1916.

Gerhard Friedrich Dose.

Das Infanterie-Regiment 187 im Rumänienfeldzug 1916/17

German Infantry Regiment 187

in the Romanian campaign, 1916-1917.

Gerhard Friedrich Dose.

Das Infanterie Regiment 187 in Lothringen und bei Reims 1917

German Infantry Regiment 187

in Lorraine and at Reims, 1917.

Gerhard Friedrich Dose.

Das Infanterie Regiment 187

in Flandern, bei Arras und Cambrai 1917/18

German Infantry Regiment 187

in Flanders, at Arras and Cambrai, 1917-1918.

Stapleton T. Eachus. The Great War Diaries.

Sherwood Eddy. With Our Soldiers in France.

New York, 1917.

Fred A. Farrell. The 51st (Highland) Division - War Sketches.

Artikel und Dokumente über Flandern im Ersten Weltkrieg

Memoirs of German soldiers from Flanders.

Flugbeobachter: The Royal Bavarian Air Force SchuSta 24b

Memoirs of German pilots and observers above the Western front.

War Prison Barracks Three: Fort Douglas, Utah

German and Austro-Hungarian Civilian Internment Camp

for the Western United States

1917 - 1920.

Friends of France. The Field Service of the American Ambulance,

described by its members.

Boston, 1916.

Ruth Gaines. A Village in Picardy.

New York: E.P. Dutton, 1918.

The work of the Smith College Relief Unit in the Somme.

Ruth Gaines. Helping France.

New York: E.P. Dutton, 1919.

The Red Cross in the Devastated Area.

James W. Gerard. Face to Face with Kaiserism.

New York: George H. Doran, 1918.

James W. Gerard. [American Ambassador to Germany]

My Four Years in Germany.

New York: George H. Doran, 1917.

Hugh Gibson. A Journal from Our Legation in Belgium.

New York: Doubleday Page, 1917.

Paul B. Gill. The Letters, Diary, Postcards and Pictures

Of a World War I Soldier.

Anonymous. Translated by J. Koettgen.

A German Deserter's War Experience.

New York, 1917.

German Verse from the Trenches

- auf Deutsch -

The War With Germany: A Statistical Summary.

GPO, 1919

Un veteran se rapelle: Gould Interview

- en français -

Charlie and Wally Gray. Letters

Site maintained by the government of Ontario, Canada.

Donald Hankey. A Student in Arms.

New York: Dutton, 1917

Aubrey Herbert. Mons, Anzac & Kut.

London: Hutchinson & Co., 1919

Col J. Bentley Mott. Myron T. Herrick, Friend of France.

Garden City, NY: Doubleday Doran, 1929.

[Herrick was American Ambassador to France

at the beginning of the War].

Edwin E. Jones. Memoirs & Diaries: France, Egypt, Mesopotamia.

(1915 - 1916).

Charlotte Kellogg. Women of Belgium.

New York: Funk and Wagnalls, 1917.

Fritz Kreisler. Four Weeks in the Trenches. The War Story of a Violinist.

New York, 1915.

Claude Léger. Le 165e Bataillon d'Infanterie d'Outremer

- en français -

Robin P. Noppen, ed. Joseph Lesage. Histoire d'un soldat


French, English and Dutch web versions.

George O. Lunn. 36 days in 1915.

The War Diary of George Oliver Lunn.

L.C. McCollum. History and Rhymes of the Lost Battalion.


Patrick MacGill. The Great Push


Patrick MacGill.

Soldier Songs of World War I.

WWI Diary of Robert Lindsay Mackay.

Covering the years 1915-1918, day-by-day!

Percy Mitchell. The American Relief Clearing House.

Its Work in the Great War.

Paris: Herbert Clarke, 1922.

James Oakleaf. Some Notes on the 108th Infantry.


Burton J. Hendrick. The Life and Letters of Walter H. Page.

Garden City, NY: Doubleday, Page & Co., 1923.

[Page was American Ambassador to Great Britain].

Maurice Paléologue. [Last French Ambassador to the Russian Court].

An Ambassador's Memoirs.

New York, 1925.

The Diary of Thomas Reginald Part:

An Australian Soldier Who Fought at Gallipoli and in France

before being killed.

Lettres du front d'Athanase Poirier.

- en français -

Frederick A. Pottle. Stretchers

New Haven,1929.

G. Ward Price. The Story of the Salonica Army.

New York: Edward J. Clode, 1918.

R.P. Joseph Raymond. Froc et Epée.


- en français -

William Hard. Raymond Robins' Own Story.

New York, 1920.

James Rennell Rodd.

[british Ambassador to Italy before and during the Great War].

Social and Diplomatic Memories. Third Series. 1902-1919.

London, 1925.

Charles Rooke. A Few of My Experiences Whilst "On Active Service".

(1917 - 1918).

Testimony before the 102nd US Congress, November 1991,

concerning the AEF experience in Russia

at the end of the Great War and the possible abandonment

of American POWs.

Admiral Reinhard Scheer. Germany's High Sea Fleet in the World War.


(English translation)

William Schira. Personal Diary.


John E. Schroeder. World War I

Through the Lens of One Private's Camera.

1917 - 1919.

Alan Seeger. Letters and Diary


Alan Seeeger. Poems.


Henry Sheehan. A Volunteer Poilu.

Boston, 1916.

Clayton M. Sherwood. "Writing by Moonlight."

An American’s Diary of Foreign Service,

August 1917 to February 1919.

James T. Shotwell. At the Paris Peace Conference.

(1937 - Appendices IV-VII - Extracts)

The Smith College/Sophia Smith Archives of World War I

Harry L. Smith. Memoirs of an Ambulance Company Officer.

Rochester, Minn.: Doomsday Press, 1940.

Events, Commemorations and Accounts of the Somme

The 80th Anniversary, 1 July 1916 - 1 July 1996.

Cecil Sommers. Temporary Crusaders.

London, 1919.

Clair Stanley. In Memoriam, The Great War.

(An artistic collage, 1997).

William Yorke Stevenson. At The Front In A Flivver.


William Yorke Stevenson. From "Poilu to "Yank".


Friedrich Graf Szápáry. Das Verhältnis Österreich-Ungarns zu Rußland.

(The Attitude of Austria-Hungary Towards Russia)

- auf Deutsch -

Friedrich Graf Szápáry Aus den Krisenjahren

(The Years of Crisis, 1908-1913: Extract)

- auf Deutsch -

Oberst von Thaer Aus den Tagebuchnotizen

(Diary Notes from 1 October 1918)

- auf Deutsch -

English translation also available.

A. C. M. Thomson. Field Diaries of the First World War

(June 1915 - May 1917).

Thomas Tiplady.The Cross at the Front:


Laura de Gozdawa Turczynowicz. When the Prussians Came to Poland.

The Experiences of an American Woman

During the German Invasion.

New York, 1916.

The Sinking of the Tuscania, February 5, 1918

John J. Skinner. Diary of Sapper G. E. Vail,

Royal Engineers, 15th Infantry Brigade, 5th Division, B.E.F.,France.

(1914 - 1918).

Demetra Vaka. In the Heart of German Intrigue.


A War Nurse's Diary. Sketches from a Belgian Field Hospital.

New York: MacMillan, 1918.

Herbert Ward. Mr. Poilu. Notes and Sketches with the Fighting French.

London, 1916.

C.H. Weston. Three Years with the New Zealanders.


More wil follow


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Thank You for posting this, I have added it to my favourites, and plan to sit back tomorow afternoon, with a tasty snack, and read till the kids scream for their supper! ;)

Cheers Shelley :lol:

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More of the Books, Memoirs, Reports etc. that I have found searching the net.

Visit http://www.lib.byu.edu/~rdh/wwi/memoir.html

for the following:-

William B. Whitmore. England & The Somme .

(1915 - 1916).

Albert Rhys Williams. Through the Russian Revolution.

New York: Boni & Liveright, 1921.

John Caspar Wister. Experiencing War.

Library of Congress: Veterans History Project

A Poet of the Air. Letters of Jack Morris Wright,

First Lieutenant of the American Aviation in France,

April 1917-January 1918.

Boston: Houghton & Mifflin, 1918.

The Great Zeppelin Raid.

January 31, 1916


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I came across these at http://www.firstworldwar.com/diaries/index.htm


The Diary of Robert Lindsay Mackay

The Diary of Thomas Fredrick Littler

The Diary of Edwin Evan Jones

The Diary of William Whitmore


The Best 500 Cockney War Stories

First-hand Accounts

Torpedoed in the Aegean Sea

Reginald Huggins

Defeat at the Marne, July 1918

Kurt Hesse

A July Day at St. Julien

Alfred Willcox

War is War

A. M. Burrage

The Russo-German Armistice


German Assault on Fort Vaux Anonymous

The Evacuation of Suvla Bay

W. H. Lench

At a Sap-Head

David Phillips

August to November 1918

Harold F. Taylor

The Struggle for Thiaumont General Millerand

"Stand To" on Givenchy Road

Thomas A. Owen


R. G. Bultitude

A Night Counter-attack

F. W. Watts

Noyon - 23rd of March, 1918

Dr. F. O. Taylor

At Messines Ridge in 1917 E. N. Gladden

The Devil - My Friend Charles Trehane

Bulgaria's Treachery Against Russia Princess Radziwill

A Territorial in the Salient Frank L. Watson

An Old Contemptible R. G. Hill

A Wireless Operator B. Neyland

Trenches at Vimy Ridge Harold Saunders

Bravery in the Field? Alexander Paterson

A Highland Battalion at Loos Thomas McCall

The Abdication of King Constantine I Auguste Gauvain

A Runner's Story, 1916-1918 R. W. Iley

A Casualty Clearing Station Dr. John A Hayward

In a Billet Harry Drake

Delville Wood S. J. Worley

Rations C. Goddard-Chead

The Battle of Loos S. Walker

The Carnoy Cows T. S. Williams

The Invasion of Romania Queen Marie

A Labour Company at Ypres J. Cumming Morgan

A Boy at Gallipoli

Fred T. Wilson

The First Battle of Ypres I. F. Bell

Ordinary War on the Somme Fred Ball

Retreat to the Hindenburg Line Karl Rosner

Varieties of Trench Life A. A. Dickson

The Struggle for Fort Douaumont Anonymous

Destructive Technology at the Somme Alfred Dambitsch

A Gunner's Adventure N. H. Bradbury

The Sinking of the Lutzow Anonymous

The Fall of Warsaw and Kovno Princess Radziwill

In a Kite Balloon W. Sylvanus Lewis

The First Gas Attack 1915 Anthony R. Hossack

The End of Bulgaria N. C. Powell

A Sapper in Palestine H. P. Bonser

Tell-el-Sheria William G. Johnson

The End of the Siege of Kut Major Charles Barber

The Corridor T. Clayton

Those Desert Days Robert Harding

The Casualty Rev. John Haswell

The Circus F. Suckling

Two Nights P. Hoole Jackson

The Battle of the Carpathian Passes Octavian Taslauanu

August 1914 Esmee Sartorius

The Great Retreat in Serbia M. I. Tatham

The Story of a W.A.A.C. A. B. Baker

War at Sea J. Willey

First Days of Imprisonment Reginald Morris

Captivity in the Ardennes Victor Denham

On the Belgian Coast George Brame

17-21 George F. Wear

The Armenian Massacres Dr. Martin Niepage

German Attack on Le Mort Homme Anonymous

A Boy's Experiences C. J. Arthur

A Cavalry Brigade at Cambrai Chris Knight

La Vacquerie W. R. Dick

In a Highland Regiment H. E. May

The Retreat From Mons Bernard Denore

A Nightmare Alan F. Hyder

The Flood at Suvla Bay F. W. D. Bendall

Opening of German Offensive Alfred Grosch

The Battle of Jutland Anonymous

When Tank Fought Tank F. Mitchell

Artillery Devastation at Third Ypres Max Osborn

The Recapture of Fort Douaumont Anonymous

Messines, October 1918 A. B. Kenway

Zeebrugge W. Wainwright

Hungarian View of Brusilov Offensive Anonymous

Austrian View of Brusilov Offensive Anonymous

The Battle of Caporetto G. M. Trevelyan

Polish View of Brusilov Offensive Anonymous

A Padre's Story Anonymous

Dead for 44 Years T. Henderson

Mons and Loos T. C. O'Donnell

My Time as German Ambassador Prince Lichnowsky

The October Revolution Alexander Mosler

Retreating to the Hindenburg Line Georg Querl

The Fall of Liege Anonymous

The Flight of the Goeben and Breslau Henry Morgenthau

Service in the Germany Army, 1914 Capt. Henry Huebner

Sinking the Aboukir, Cressy & Hogue Lieut. Otto Weddigen

The Zeebrugge Affair Capt. Alfred Carpenter

The German Gas Attack at Ypres Anonymous

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Books on the Royal Irish Rifles can be found here:-

Regimental History of Royal Irish Rifles by Captain Cyril Falls



The History of The 36th (Ulster) Division by Cyril Falls.

Late Lieutenant, Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers and Captain, G.S., 36th Division.


The Royal Ulster Rifles by Charles Graves Volume III:

"Covering the period 1919-1948 and including a short account of the Battalions of The Regiment which served with the 36th Ulster Division 1914-1918."


Visit http://rurmuseum.tripod.com/ for more history of the RIR


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Chesterfield Sherwoods on the Somme 1st July - 18th November 1916

2nd Battalion, Nottingham and Derbyshire Regiment (Sherwood Foresters)


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This a great site for the Fall of Antwerp and other items on the War in Belgium


The Siege of Antwerp : August-October 1914 (with extensive text and illustration galleries)

The Siege of Antwerp in Newsmagazines

Fortresses a Falling : Liége, Namur, Dinant

Iron Curtains of the First Kind : the Electrified Wire of Death

Armoured Cars on the Eastern Front : the Belgian Expeditionary Force in Russia

From Kieff to Vladivostok

A Visit to the Haelen Battlefield

Brave Little Belgium : Around the War in 80 Postcards

August 1914 in Brussels : Mobilization and Occupation

'Types' of Soldiers : a Humorous View

Belgian Prisoners in Germany

The Soldier King

Visit to King Albert in Furnes

King Albert's Men

Belgian Prisoners in Germany 2

Belgium Set Free

War Scenes in Belgium

The New Brave Belgian Army

Marching Through Belgium

Frederick Palmer in Brussels 1914

A Visit to Ypres

Ypres - the Unique City

Louvain - from a Diplomatic Diary

The Burning of Louvain

Louvain the Forsaken

In Aerschot and Louvain

The Rag-Doll of Europe - In Dinant

Belgian Newsmagazines and Periodicals during the War

'La Belgique Heroique et Martyre' : Atrocities Illustrated

'La Belgique Heroique et Martyre' : the Belgian Army in Combat

'l'Heroique Belgique : Photos from 1914

Heroic Belgium Illustrated in French Magazines

Atrocity Postcards

Belgian Victory Prints 1919

James Thiriar : Artist with the Belgian Army

James Thiriar : Story of the War

James Thiriar : The Yser Front

André Leynen : Artist with the Belgian Army

Joe English : First Aid Drawings

Alfred Bastien : Working for the British Press

Panorama de l'Yser : a 1920's Multimedia Presentation

An American Female Reporter on the Yser Front

An American Journalist on the Yser Front 1917

The Germans are Coming

The Germans in Belgium

War Reporters in Belgium

American Journalist Marching with the German Army in 1914

An American Journalist Visits Fort Loncin

A Visit to a Belgian Relief Station

Filming Street-Fighting in Alost, September 1914

An American Journalist in Belgium, 1914

An American Social Worker's Views on Belgium in 1916

The Wreckage of Termonde and Melle

A British Reporter in Occupied Brussels

A British Reporter at Furnes

A British Reporter on the Yser Front with a Volunteer Hospital in 1914-15

The British Field Hospital in Furnes

British Soldiers Trapped in Belgium

The Cellar House at Pervijse / Cellar House at Pervijse Book

A British Reporter Visits Ypres in 1915

A Nurse with the British Field Hospital

British Naval Brigade Interned in the Netherlands

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Liam - great job .. even for a 'harbour rat' :D


p.s. to mods : he'll know what I mean ....

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Soldiers of the Great War, WWI - Louisiana


He has also inserted (in alphabetical order) those soldiers who are

Died of Disease etc..

Lots of information and photographs of Soldiers of Louisiana


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Table of Contents - World War I

"American Decorations and Insignia of Honor and Service" by Robert E. Wyllie: National Geographic - December 1919, Volume XXXVI, Number Six; pages 502 - 526 Jan. 14, 2003

American Expeditionary Forces, A. E. F. -- Distinctive Insignia of US Army 1917 - 1919 (incomplete)

Aeroplanes / Airplanes: Allied and German

America's Army and its Part in the Great War - copyright by W. C. Both, Chicago. This 36-page booklet contains: Notable Days in the War's History: 1914 - 1918; Chateau Thierry; St. Mihiel; The Argonne; Gen. Pershing's Report; The Price of World Peace; Personal Record; Overseas Service; The Race with the Hun; Map: France, where the Hun Menace was curbed and the war for World-Peace won; Map: Western Front, from Soissons to the English Channel; Map: Chateau Thierry, and from the Marne to the Vesle; Map: How the Yanks Smashed in the St. Mihiel Salient; Map: Through the Argonne Forest to Sedan; Map: Occupied Germany; Data Of Divisions.

"The Army and The Navy of the United States of America" (32-page booklet) - Copyright 1917 by The Prudential Insurance Company of America

Awards, Decorations, Campaign & Service Medals

Data on U.S. Army Divisions during World War I

FAQs, Frequently Asked Questions and Useful resources for researching your relatives military service

Flags of World War I, WWI

The Geography Of The Great War by Frank M. McMurry, Ph.D. (40 page book with a lot of facts, figures, etc.)

Heroes and Sheroes of WWI and Veterans of Distinction - Story of Sergeant Alvin C. York who fought in World War I (WWI) and became its greatest hero: "AN

UNPARALLELED HERO: The Church Elder and Champion Turkey-Shooter Who Killed 25 Germans and Captured a Machine Gun Battalion." Nurse Pauline Waring HERRICK a member of the YMCA Relief Commission; Private Jake Harris ATKINSON, Company "A," 112th Engineers, 37th Infantry Division, A. E. F. Jan. 31, 2003; and Corporal Raymond WRIGHT, Company "B," 5th Machine Gun Battalion, 2nd Infantry Division, Killed in Action on November 4, 1918. Others Heroes and Sheroes to follow when time permits.

Home Front - War-related posters, "Best War Time Recipes," etc.

Links of Interest

Maps related to World War I including United States Military Camps (or National Army Cantonments)

Military Camps (or National Army Cantonments) featuring Camp Custer and Camp Zachary Taylor

Military Life



Questions from Web Site Visitors about WWI, World War I

Uniforms, Insignia (Distinguishing Marks), Rank, etc.


WWI - Louisiana includes Louisiana Soldiers in Supplement of Volume III; Louisianans who were winners of the Distinguished Service Cross, DSC Nov. 7, 2003; and Veterans (all wars) of Bogalusa and Washington Parish, Louisiana

World War I Photo Album Jan. 14, 2003

WWI United States Military Insignia and Badges


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  • 3 years later...


Just wanted to say thank you re the History of the 36th Ulster Division link that was posted. A kind gentleman messaged me when he saw I was looking for info on the 173rd Brigade RFA attached to 36th Ulster and advised me about the book being available online. As suggested I searched the forum found this link and was able to sit and read the book, so much info in there it was great.

I have not found much online as yet, I am very new to military research but as and when I find any links I shall post them on this thread.

Thanks again


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