Website Tribute to 25,000 First World War Heroes

Archant has launched a website which features a page for every one of the 25,000 men from Norfolk and Suffolk recorded as having died during the First World War and allows readers to leave personal tributes to the fallen.

The site has been launched across Norfolk by the Eastern Daily Press and Norwich Evening News and it also set to feature in Archant Suffolk’s East Anglian Daily Times and Ipswich Star in due course.

Readers are able to add biographical details about every individual, as well as photographs, and can also post tributes to their page. This will allow readers to leave stories about their loved ones and neighbours.

Archant said It was the first time such a database has been assembled online and the project forms a major part of the Archant East daily newspapers’ ongoing coverage of the centenary of the conflict.

Archant Norfolk editor-in-chief, Nigel Pickover, said: “Our website is part of our commitment to enduring remembrance of those who left our region never to return.

“In print we have produced amazing supplements, online we are creating a permanent record so people from our treasured part of the world can remember the lost ones for ever more. Through all this we are trying to capture the first, full, electronic record of those who lost their lives. My team is committed to the project and is leading it from the heart as well as the head.”