Life in Essex during World War One

Given its geographical location on the East Coast  it is not a surprise that Essex was at the forefront of many of the European Wars for both defensive and offensive operations and the effect on the population of Essex.

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Civilian Life





The first week of the Great War

The second week of the Great War


Support for the Armed Forces

Essex Regiment Prisoner of War Fund

VAD Nuses and War Hospitals in Essex