The First World War had a profound impact on The University of Manchester and through its students, staff and research the University made contributions to the war effort.
One hundred years on, The University of Manchester remembers and commemorates the events of 1914-1918.
“They did not even have a filing cabinet,” said Prof. Harold Hankins, CBE, FEng when he began researching the history
Walton Newbold (1888-1943) is one of the few University students known to have been active opponents of the War. Unlike
Ellen Wilkinson (1891-1947) is perhaps the most famous politician to have studied at our University. Her name is now indelibly
In the aftermath of the Great War memorials to those who died were erected in almost every town and village
Standing in a corner of Whitworth Park, adjacent to the newly-refurbished Whitworth Art Gallery, lies a seldom visited World War
Gerald was born on 4th December 1877 at Bradford to William Martin Hertz, a Woolen Merchant of German Jewish descent.
By late 1914 it was already apparent that a decisive victory on the Western Front was very unlikely. The Gallipoli
Thomas Eric Peet was born in 1882 in Liverpool to middle class parents, Thomas and Salome Peet. He was educated
Ludwig Josef Johann Wittgenstein was a student at the University of Manchester before the outbreak of World War One. Already
"We are reassembling under very exceptional and totally unexpected circumstances. Like a dark cloud, the consciousness of the great war in which we are engaged, hangs over us, and we shall sorely miss the companionship of many students and some members of the staff who are serving their country at the front"
F.E. Weiss (Vice-Chancellor of the University of Manchester) 21 October 1914