WW1TIGERS.COM This website is a tribute to all those brave men who were members of the Leicestershire Regiment in the Great war of 1914-1918 in which 7,028 soldiers of the Regiment died. They were called the "Tigers" because of the Regimental cap badge which had the "Royal Bengal Tiger" on it which had been awarded to the Regiment for service in India.
ww1tigers.com was established in February 2013 with some five hundred plus images that were collected over a number of years by Jonathan Capewell, some of them have information such as a name on them but many did not. More images have then been added by "Tigers" family members since the launch of the site in memory of their loved ones so the site is constantly growing each week.
One of the aims of the site is to try to identify as many of the "Unknown" soldiers as possible by putting their images on this website as a lasting tribute. It has given people all over the world the chance to try to identify these men, who were so brave and underwent great hardships for their King and Country.
Some of the pictures are pre 1914 and a few post 1918 any information has been given about the individual images on their description which are mostly photographic postcards, if you know anything else about any image or if you have pictures of family members that you would like to add to this site please contact us: firstname.lastname@example.org
ALL Images are COPYRIGHT of ww1tigers.com (Please do not copy them!). Each page has a number of sub pages please click on to them to see all of the collection.
By the 22/10/2014 1,255,654! people had viewed the site, many thanks to everyone that has contributed to it and has made sure that the memory of the brave boys lives on!
Young Soldiers in Camp holding swagger sticks. No 225. Do you know any of them?
Leicestershire Regiment some Soldiers 1st 2nd & 3rd Battalions
More Soldiers 1st 2nd & 3rd Battalions
Capewell and Allen Family at War
Leicestershire Regiment Territorials 4th & 5th Battalions
4th Battalion1915 the Original men
Leicestershire Regiment Kitchener's Army 6th 7th 8th & 9th Battalions
Service Battalions Kitchener's Army 6th 7th 8th 9th &10thBattalions
11th Pioneer Battalion
Officers, Young Soldiers, Barret & Buckingham VC
Marching Close to War 1910
Leicester's in Mixed groups
What the Tigers left Behind
What they left Behind 2
Leicestershire Soldiers that served in other Regiments
Please look at all the Pages and don't miss any Soldier!
Fifty Trees for Fifty Soldiers is a project to honour the memory of fifty brave men from North West Leicestershire who volunteered in 1914 to join the 5th Territorial Battalion of the Tigers. A tree is to be planted in memory of each of the "First Fifty". This is to take place at the MILLFIELD RECREATION GROUND Station Road Hugglescote on Saturday 1st November 2014 at 11am.
This is to be followed by a reception at Hugglescote working men's club with light refreshments and a performance of "Keep the home fires burning" by the Marlborough Square Community Choir, please contact Llynda Baugh, email liynda@spiralprojects for more details. ww1tigers.com will be showing a display of images and artefacts on the day please come along.
The "First Fifty" were George Andrews Major Baker Walter Baker William Baker James Bancroft Frederick Bartlam Cecil Beadman George Bennett
John Bennett Harold Blackham Edgar Boot Ernest Boot Albert Cecil Bradshaw Fred Briers Thomas Catlow Charles Cavendish Arthur Congrave Joseph Cowley Henry Camp Charles Dedman Jabez Emmerson William Emmerson Francis Glynn Walter Grey Issac Hall James Hall Walter Handford Isaac Harper John Harper Frederick Hart Charles Hatter Arthur Hodgetts Cecil Hurley John Lowe William Massey William Newbold Walter Pettitt Wilfred Robinson Thomas Robinson Clifford Scott John Summers Sidney Summers George Underwood Lawrence Usherwood Thomas Usherwood Arthur Walker Henry Walker Frederick Williamson John Williamson and Everard Wolley.
Some of the "Frist Fifty" have images on this website in the two "Territorials" pages.