WWI Leicester Connections

University of Leicester
From the University of Leicester's 'The Great War' web pages:

'It is no coincidence that the public fund for the endowment of a University College for Leicestershire – later to become the University of Leicester – was opened on Armistice Day in 1918. The University College was envisaged as a ‘living memorial’ to those local men who had lost their lives in the First World War.'

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Leicester Cathedral
Download the PDF file at the bottom of this page to read all about Leicester Cathedrals Great East Window; a memorial to those that perished in World War One.


Leicester YMCA

Download the PDF file at the bottom of this page to read all about the Leicester YMCA's role in WWI. Excerpt from the PDF:


'More than one million service men used Leicester YMCA’s facilities during the First World War. The YMCA Hut in East Street, opposite the Midland Railway Station on London Road, was a place of rest and recreation for the thousands of men arriving in Leicester on their way to or from the Western Front.


Remembering Together - Acts of Reflection

This film about a multi-faith remembrance event at Leicester Cathedral that took place in June 2015.

 

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