Staffordshire Great War – Places to Visit

Staffordshire's Great War commemorations will help bring the momentous events of this period to life through the county’s principal Great War landmarks, together with associated events, exhibitions and activities to illustrate just how important a role the county played in the conflict.

Places to visit include Cannock Chase’s military training camps and war cemeteries, the National Memorial Arboretum and The Staffordshire Regiment Museum. At the latter you’ll discover details of how the South and North Staffordshire Regiments played a pivotal role in many of the major actions of the war at battles such as The Somme, Ypres, Amiens, Mons, and many of the battles on the Western Front.

Over 500,000 British and Dominion troops were trained for service in the war at two huge camps on Cannock Chase, the archaeological remains of which are still there as part of the Trail.

The National Memorial Arboretum is a major venue in Staffordshire. Here, amongst over 200 dedicated memorials, you can see the Shot at Dawn Memorial, erected in memory of the 306 British and Commonwealth soldiers executed after courts-martial for cowardice and desertion during World War I.

National Memorial Arboretum

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Staffordshire Regiment Museum

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War Cemeteries

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