Welcome to WW1TIGERS.COM this website is a tribute to all those brave men who were members of the Leicestershire Regiment in the Great war of 1914-1918 in which 7,028 soldiers of the Regiment died and many thousands more were injured. They were called the "Tigers" because they wore a cap badge which had a "Royal Bengal Tiger" on it which had been awarded to the Regiment for service in India.
ww1tigers was established in February 2013 with images that had been collected over a number of years by Jonathan Capewell. More images have then been added by "Tigers" family members since the launch of the site in memory of their loved ones, also the original collection continues to grow as more images are acquired or rescued and so the site is constantly getting larger.
One aim of the site was to try to identify as many of the "Unknown" soldiers featured as a lasting tribute to them, Over seventy previously unknown soldiers have now been identified! A picture says a thousand words and you will see images of joy comradery and tiredness but we now shall never be able to comprehend the emotions sights and experiences of the "Tigers" in the war to end all wars.
Some of the images are pre 1914 and a few post 1918 any information know about an individual image has been given on their description, if you know anything else about any image or if you have pictures that you would like to add to the site please email firstname.lastname@example.org
ALL Images are COPYRIGHT of ww1tigers.com unless credited to an individual (Please do not copy them!).
Each page has a number of sub pages please click on to them to see all of the collection.
By August 4th 2018 (the hundred and fourth anniversary of the entry into the Great War by Britain and its Empire) 5,303,036 (over five million!) people had viewed the site, many thanks to everyone that has contributed to it and has made sure that the memory of the boys service lives on!