The Trail will centre on Cannock Chase’s military training camps and the German and Commonwealth War Cemeteries, the National Memorial Arboretum and The Staffordshire Regiment Museum at Whittington. You’ll discover just how great a role the county played during the 1914 to 1918 conflict. At the Staffordshire Regiment Museum you can follow the story of the Regiments and see the museum’s famous World War 1 replica trench. On the Trail you’ll have access to revealing records, evocative photographs, and be given the opportunity to read about the personal experiences of people whose lives were reshaped by this cataclysmic event.
Also planned for the Centenary commemoration are a series of family-friendly events and exhibitions, shows, school research and discovery projects, and many other activities.
*Click here for photos of Lieutenant-Colonel Meynell and scans of the diary* A rare war diary detailing the first day of one of history’s bloodiest battles is to be published fo....Read more ▸