About our site

The East Sussex WW1 project has now come to an end and, as a result, this website has been archived and will no longer be updated.

Some functionality on the website, such as the search bar, will no longer work. However, you are still able to view stories, articles, newspapers, and posters published on this website during the centenary period of 2014-2018.

Thank you for all your support during the project’s lifespan.


This website has been funded by East Sussex County Council, in close collaboration with The Keep, East Sussex libraries, the county archaeologists and the archive service.  Special thanks to: The Imperial War Museum (IWM)’s Digital Media Department, the events plugin by Monique Szpak released at https://github.com/iwmdigital/wp_culture24, and all at the Culture24 team.

Design: Madeline Whitty, Senior Graphic Designer, East Sussex County Council.
With special thanks to Surface Impression and Hampshire County Council who helped inform our design with their own WW1 website, Hampshire’s Big Theme – 1914.

Build: Orangeleaf Systems Ltd on WordPress. Archives and historic environment data delivery via The Keep.

Web Editor and Project Officer: Chris Kempshall, East Sussex County Council.

Volunteers: We are also most grateful for the many volunteers who helped research and contribute to the stories that you’ll find on this site. Read about our Project workers and volunteers.

Partners and Stakeholders

Bexhill Museum
Brighton and Hove Black History
Brighton and Hove City Council, First World War Centenary Project
Centre for the History of War and Society, University of Sussex
Compelling Photography
Dr Lucy Noakes, University of Brighton
Eastbourne Borough Council
Eastbourne Redoubt Museum
Gateways to the First World War
Hastings Borough Council
Prof Keith Grieves, Kingston University
Lewes District Council
Newhaven Fort
Newhaven Museum
Orange Lillies Project
Rother District Council
Royal Pavilion and Museums
Seaford Museum
Strike a Light
Sussex Archaeological Society
The Keep
Wealden District Council