Red Cross Volunteers in the First World War

From the British Red Cross comes a range of information and resources on their activities during the First World War. 90,000 volunteers worked at home and abroad during World War One. They provided vital aid to naval and military forces, caring for sick and wounded sailors and soldiers, and the Red Cross is uploading personnel records into a searchable database.

The personnel records for surnames starting with A and B are currently available. Volunteers are updating the site with more names every few weeks.


Along with this, there are informative sections on Auxiliary Hospitals, famous volunteers and friends of the Red Cross, and downloadable information sheets on many aspects of the work of the Red Cross during WWI. There is also a page with photographs of unidentified volunteers – can you identify any?

Find out more at the Red Cross Website.