York is marking the 100 year anniversary of the end of World War I.

We're involved with coordinating plans across the city and want to ensure as many people as possible are involved in commemorative events between October and December 2018.

The overall aim of the programme is to commemorate the 100 year milestone, while fully reflecting:

  • the horrors of war, including the suffering caused by the 37 million military and civilian casualties during the war
  • a diversity of perspectives on the causes and consequences of the war
  • a commitment to learn the lessons of the past to help build peace in the future

Programme of WW1 Commemoration events in York

The WW1 Commemorations programmes of events showcase the city’s contribution in commemorating this occasion:

Local people, community groups and parish councils, are getting involved by:

  • hosting events
  • providing free resources for others
  • sharing information to promote events

The King’s Book of Heroes

The 'King's Book of Heroes: Remembering York's Fallen' contains the names of 1,452 men and women from York who lost their lives as a result of the First World War. The book was compiled by prominent York citizens after the war as an act of remembrance.

Public readings of the names took place in locations across York during the 6 weeks of commemorations in the city, and culminated with the final reading by the Rt Hon. The Lord Mayor of York on 11 November at the cenotaph.

Contact York Minster for more information about the King's Book of Heroes.

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