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" after the Regimental cap badge which had the "Royal Bengal Tiger" on it which had been awarded to the Regiment for service in India.
The site was established in February 2013 with images that had been collected over a number of years by Jonathan Capewell which are mostly photographic postcards . 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! and so the site is constantly getting larger.
The original aim of the site was to try to identify as many of the "Unknown" soldiers featured as a lasting tribute to them, Over sixty previously unknown soldiers have now been identified! Many thanks to so many people for their support.
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 us email@example.com
ALL Images are COPYRIGHT of ww1tigers.com (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 April 16th 2017 3,978,802 (nearly four million!) people had viewed the site, thanks to everyone that has contributed to it and has made sure that the memory of the boys lives on!
A Leicestershire Regiment Soldier with a German POW, image taken in France, the German Soldier is from a Bavarian Regiment . Many thanks to Simon of the Militaria and Collectables Centre Spilsby Lincolnshire (Its well worth a visit! ). No 163141.