1914-1918 Newspapers

All of the newspapers listed below can be accessed online via the British Newspaper Archive. All of them cover the First World War. Unless otherwise noted, newspapers cover the period 1914-1918 in its entirety. 

Newspapers known to include portraits of soldiers are also noted. Clicking on individual links will take you directly to the search results for the paper concerned, although you'll need to pay to actually view the full content.

Aberdeen Evening Express [soldier portraits]

Aberdeen Journal
Aberdeen Weekly Journal [soldier portraits]
Aldershot Military Gazette [1918]
Arbroath Herald and Advertiser for the Montrose Burghs
Army & Navy Gazette 
Ballymena Observer
Banbury Advertiser
Banbury Guardian
Ballymena Weekly Telegraph [1914-1916]
Bath Chronicle and Weekly Gazette
Bedfordshire Times and Independent
Belfast Evening Telegraph [1914, 1917]
Belfast News-Letter [1914-1917] 
Belfast Weekly News [1914]
Bellshill Speaker
Belper News
Berks & Oxon Advertiser
Berwick Advertiser [1914 -1917]
Berwickshire News and General Advertiser
Beverley and East Riding Recorder [1914-1916]
Bexhill-on-Sea Observer
Biggleswade Chronicle
Bioscope, The (1914-1917)
Birmingham Daily Gazette
Birmingham Daily Post
Birmingham Gazette [1916-1918]
Birmingham Mail
Bognor Observer & Visitors' List
Boston Guardian [Soldier photos]
Buchan Observer and East Aberdeenshire Advertiser [1914-1917]
Buckingham Advertiser and Free Press
Bucks Herald
Burnley Express
Burnley Gazette [1914]
Burnley News
Burton Daily Mail [1915 & 1917]
Bury Free Press
Cambridge Daily News [1917-1918]
Cambridge Independent Press
Carluke & Lanark Gazette
Central Somerset Gazette
Chelmsford Chronicle
Chelsea News and General Advertiser
Cheltenham Chronicle
Cheltenham Looker-On
Cheshire Observer
Chester Chronicle
Chichester Observer and West Sussex Recorder 
Coatbridge Express
Cornish Telegraph [1914-1915]
Coventry Evening Telegraph
Coventry Herald [1915-1916]
Coventry Standard
Daily Citizen (Manchester) [1914 & 1915]
Daily Gazette for Middlesbrough
Daily Herald
Daily Mirror
Daily Record
Dalkeith Advertiser
Derby Daily Telegraph
Derbyshire Advertiser and Ashbourne, Uttoxeter & North Staffordshire Journal 
Derbyshire Courier
Derbyshire Times and Chesterfield Herald [1914-1917]
Derry Journal
Diss Express
Donegal Independent
Dorking and Leatherhead Advertiser
Dover Express
Driffield Times
Dublin Daily Express [1914-1917]
Dumfries and Galloway Standard [Soldier portraits]
Dundalk Examiner and Louth Advertiser [1914-1915]
Dundee Courier
Dundee Evening Telegraph
Dundee, Perth, Forfar, and Fife's People's Journal
Eastbourne Gazette [1914-1917] 
Edinburgh Evening News
Essex Newsman
Evening Despatch
Evesham Standard & West Midland Observer
Exeter and Plymouth Gazette
Falkirk Herald
Faringdon Advertiser & Vale of the White Horse Gazette 
Fife Free Press, & Kirkcaldy Guardian
Fifeshire Advertiser
Folkestone Express, Sandgate, Shorncliffe & Hythe Advertiser [1915-1918]
Folkestone, Hythe, Sandgate & Cheriton Herald
Forfar Dispatch
Forfar Herald & Kirriemuir Advertiser 
Framlingham Weekly News
Fraserburgh Herald and Northern Counties' Advertiser 
Free Church Suffrage Times [1914-1915]
Freeman's Journal & Daily Commerical Advertiser
Fulham Chronicle 
Globe & Traveller  
Gloucester Citizen
Gloucester Journal
Gloucestershire Chronicle
Gloucestershire Echo
Grantham Journal
Hamilton Advertiser
Hampshire Advertiser 
Hampshire Telegraph & Naval Chronicle [1914] 
Harrogate Herald [1915 & 1917]
Hartland and West Country Chronicle
Hastings and St Leonards Observer
Hawick Express & Advertiser & Roxburghshire Gazette [1915-1918]
Hawick News and Border Chronicle
Hendon & Finchley Times
Hertford Mercury and Reformer [1916-1918]
Huddersfield Daily Examiner
Hull Daily Mail
Irish Citizen
Irish Independent [1915]
Irish Times 
Isle of Wight Observer 
Illustrated Police News 
Illustrated War News
Jarrow Express
Kent & Sussex Courier
Kerry Evening Post [1914-1917]
Kildare Observer and Eastern Counties Advertiser
Kilsyth Chronicle,Denny, Bonnybridge and Cumbernauld Weekly News 
Kirkintilloch Gazette
Kirkintilloch Herald
Lancashire Evening Post [1916-1918]
Larne Times
Leamington Spa Courier
Leeds Mercury

Leeds Mercury, 5th September 1916

Leicester Chronicle [1914-1915]
Leicester Daily Post
Leicester Journal, and Midland Counties General Advertiser
Lichfield Mercury
Lincolnshire Chronicle [1915-1918] [Soldier photos]
Lincolnshire Echo
Linlithgowshire Gazette 
Liverpool Daily Post
Liverpool Echo [soldier photos]
Liverpool Evening Express [1914]
Londonderry Sentinel
Longford Journal & Midland Times [1914] 
Loughborough Echo 
Luton News and Bedfordshire Chronicle [1917-1918]
Luton Reporter, Dunstable Advertiser and Beds & Herts News
Luton Times and Advertiser [1914-1916]
Manchester Courier and Lancashire General Advertiser [1914-1916]
Manchester Evening News [soldier photos]
Mansfield Reporter & Sutton-in-Ashfield Times 
Mid-Ulster Mail [1914-1916, 1918] 
Middlesex Chronicle
Millom Gazette
Milngavie & Bearsden Herald 
Monmouthshire Beacon
Montrose, Arbroath and Brechin review; and Forfar andKincardineshire advertiser 
Montrose Standard and Angus & Mearns Register 
Morpeth Herald
Motherwell Times
Nantwich Guardian
Newcastle Daily Chronicle [1914 and 1916-1918]
Newcastle Evening Chronicle
Newcastle Journal
North Devon Journal
Northampton Mercury
Northern Daily Mail
Northern Whig 
Norwood News
Nottingham Evening Post
Nottingham Journal & Express 
Ormskirk Advertiser
Pall Mall Gazette 
People, The [1914-1917] 
Penrith Observer
Perthshire Advertiser
Police Gazette, or Hue & Cry [1916-1918] 
Portsmouth Evening News [1914-1916]
Preston Herald
Reading Mercury
Ripley & Heanor News & Ilkeston Division Free Press
Rochdale Observer
Rosscommon Messenger 
Rugby Advertiser [1915-1918] 
Sevenoaks Chronicle and Kentish Advertiser
Sheffield Daily Telegraph [Soldier Portraits]
Sheffield Evening Telegraph
Sheffield Independent
Shepton Mallet Journal, City of Wells reporter and county advertiser
Shields Daily Gazette [1916]
Shields Daily News 
Shipley Times & Express
Shoreditch Observer [1914-1915]
South Bucks Standard [1914]
Southern Reporter
Sporting Times [1914-1917]
Sports Argus
St Andrew's Citizen 
Staffordshire Advertiser
Staffordshire Sentinel
Stirling Observer
Stonehaven Journal [1914-1917]
Suffolk & Essex Free Press
Sunday Mirror [1915-1918]
Sunday Post
Sunderland Daily Echo and Shipping Gazette
Surrey Advertiser [soldier portraits]
Surrey Mirror [soldier portraits]
Surrey Times & County Express [1914]
Sussex Agricultural Express
Tamworth Herald
Taunton Courier, and Western Advertiser
Tewkesbury Register & Agricultural Gazette
Thanet Advertiser 
The Era
The Graphic [soldier portraits]
The Scotsman
Thetford and Watton Times
Todmorden & District News
Walsall Advertiser [1914-1915] [soldier portraits]
Walsall Observer, and South Staffordshire Chronicle [soldier portraits]
Warwick & Warwickshire Advertiser [1914-1917]
War Office,Weekly Casualty List [1917-1918] 
Waterford Standard [1918] 
Weekly Freeman's Journal
Wells Journal
West Briton and Cornwall Advertiser [1915-1916]
Western Chronicle
Western Daily Press
Western Gazette
Western Mail
Western Morning News
Western Times
West London Observer [1914 & 1915] 
West Sussex County Times
West Sussex Gazette
Whitby Gazette
Whitstable Times and Herne Bay Herald
Wicklow News-Letter, Arklow Reporter & CountyAdvertiser [1915-1918] 
Wicklow People
Wigan Observer & District Advertiser [soldier portraits]
Wigton Advertiser
Wiltshire Times & Trowbridge Advertiser
Yarmouth Independent [1914, 1916-1918] 
Yorkshire Evening Post [soldier portraits]
Yorkshire Post and Leeds Intelligencer


  1. Searching my Great Grandad.James Smithson born 1888.Hwas in WW1.He was in the labour corps and isservice no,216049.He was discharged 19th august 1919.He lived in Oswestry Shropshire.

  2. I am trying to find out why my great uncle was awarded the Romanian Medal "Croix de Virtute Militara" in 1919. He was an RFA Lance Bombadier. The award does not appear on his medal card and his service record appears to have been destroyed. He died in September 1919. Would appreciate some guidance.

  3. Can I suggest you pose this question on the Great War Forum; someone there may have the answer. Notice of this award probably appears in The London Gazette.

  4. I am trying to find a photo of my grandad who was in north staffordshire regiment prince of wales. He was private Benjamin Hawley from Stoke on Trent.He served in the first and second world war. Thankyou

  5. Re finding a photo, please seemy tips here: https://britisharmyancestors.co.uk/about-us/