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 ww1tigers.com is to try to identify as many of the 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, I have given any information I have about the individual images, 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 me on: email@example.com
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 26/7/2014 856,642 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!
Want to hear more about the soldiers on this site ?
A talk is taking place about some of the soldiers on this website at the Western Front Association Leicestershire and Rutland Branch meeting on Monday the 15th of September 2014 at The Sidings Birstall Leicester please come along and show your support.
ww1tigers.com is also attending the Switherland Leicestershire, Great War 100th anniversary exhibition on the 4th August 2014. Other talks and exhibition's are in the pipe line! The site will also feature on UK Midlands ITV television news on the 4/8/2014 marking the 100th anniversary of the outbreak of the Great war!
Young Soldiers in Camp holding swagger sticks. No 225. Do you know any of them?