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
Aldershot Military Gazette [1918]
Arbroath Herald and Advertiser for the Montrose Burghs
Army & Navy Gazette 
Ballymena Observer
Banbury Advertiser
Banbury Guardian
Bath Chronicle and Weekly Gazette
Bedfordshire Times and Independent
Belfast News-Letter [1914-1917] 
Belfast Weekly News [1914]
Bellshill Speaker
Belper News
Berwick Advertiser [1915-1917]
Berwickshire News and General Advertiser
Beverley and East Riding Recorder [1914-1916]
Bexhill-on-Sea Observer
Biggleswade Chronicle
Birmingham Daily Gazette
Birmingham Daily Post
Birmingham Mail
Boston Guardian NEW! Added February 2017
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
Chelmsford Chronicle
Chelsea News and General Advertiser
Cheltenham Chronicle
Cheltenham Looker-On
Cheshire Observer
Chester Chronicle
Chichester Observer and West Sussex Recorder NEW! Added February 2017
Cornishman
Cornish Telegraph [1914-1915]
Coventry Evening Telegraph
Coventry Herald [1915-1916]
Coventry Standard
Daily Gazette for Middlesbrough
Daily Herald
Daily Mirror
Daily Record
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 [1914, 1917, 1918] NEW! Added January 2017
Dorking and Leatherhead Advertiser
Dover Express
Driffield Times
Dublin Daily Express [1914-1917]
Dumfries and Galloway Standard
Dundalk Examiner and Louth Advertiser [1914-1915]
Dundee Courier
Dundee Evening Telegraph
Dundee, Perth, Forfar, and Fife's People's Journal
Edinburgh Evening News
Essex Newsman
Evening Despatch
Exeter and Plymouth Gazette
Falkirk Herald
Faringdon Advertiser & Vale of the White Horse Gazette 
Fife Free Press, & Kirkcaldy Guardian
Fifeshire Advertiser
Folkestone, Hythe, Sandgate & Cheriton Herald
Framlingham Weekly News
Globe & Traveller  
Gloucester Citizen
Gloucester Journal
Gloucestershire Chronicle
Gloucestershire Echo
Grantham Journal
Hamilton Advertiser
Hampshire Advertiser NEW! Added January 2017
Harrogate Herald [1915 & 1917]
Hartland and West Country Chronicle
Hastings and St Leonards Observer
Hawick News and Border Chronicle
Hendon & Finchley Times
Hertford Mercury and Reformer [1916-1918]
Huddersfield Daily Examiner
Hull Daily Mail
Jarrow Express
Kent & Sussex Courier
Kerry Evening Post [1914-1917]
Kildare Observer and Eastern Counties Advertiser NEW! Added January 2017
Kirkintilloch Gazette
Kirkintilloch Herald
Lancashire Evening Post [1916-1918]
Larne Times
Leamington Spa Courier
Leeds Mercury [1914, 1916]
Leicester Chronicle [1914-1915]
Leigh Chronicle and Weekly District Advertiser [1914] 
Lichfield Mercury
Lincolnshire Chronicle [1915-1918]
Lincolnshire Echo
Linlithgowshire Gazette NEW! Added January 2017
Liverpool Daily Post
Liverpool Echo [soldier photos]
Liverpool Evening Express [1914]
Longford Journal & Midland Times [1914] NEW! Added January 2017
Luton News and Bedfordshire Chronicle [1917-1918]
Luton Times and Advertiser [1914-1916]
Manchester Courier and Lancashire General Advertiser [1914-1916]
Manchester Evening News [soldier photos]
Middlesex Chronicle
Monmouthshire Beacon
Morpeth Herald
Motherwell Times
Nantwich Guardian
Newcastle Evening Chronicle
Newcastle Journal
North Devon Journal
Northampton Mercury
Nottingham Evening Post
Perthshire Advertiser
Police Gazette, or Hue & Cry [1916-1918] 
Portsmouth Evening News [1914-1916]
Preston Herald
Reading Mercury
Rochdale Observer
Sevenoaks Chronicle and Kentish Advertiser
Sheffield Evening Telegraph
Sheffield Independent
Shepton Mallet Journal, City of Wells reporter and county advertiser
Shipley Times & Express  
Shields Daily Gazette [1916]
Shields Daily News NEW! Added January 2017
Shipley Times & Express [1914, 1916-1918] NEW! Added January 2017
Shoreditch Observer [1914-1915]
South Bucks Standard [1914]
Southern Reporter
Sporting Times [1914-1917]
Sports Argus
Sports Special [1915-1918] NEW! Added February 2017
St Andrew's Citizen 
Staffordshire Advertiser
Stirling Observer
Stonehaven Journal [1914-1917] NEW! Added January 2017
Suffolk & Essex Free Press
Sunday Mirror [1915-1918]
Sunday Post
Sunderland Daily Echo and Shipping Gazette
Surrey Advertiser [soldier portraits]
Surrey Mirror
Sussex Agricultural Express
Tamworth Herald
Taunton Courier, and Western Advertiser
Thanet Advertiser 
The Era
The Scotsman
Thetford and Watton Times
Walsall Advertiser [1914-1915]
Walsall Observer, and South Staffordshire Chronicle
Warwick & Warwickshire Advertiser [1914-1917]
Waterford Standard [1918] 
Week and Sports Special "Green Un", The [1914] NEW! Added February 2017
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
Whitby Gazette
Whitstable Times and Herne Bay Herald
Wicklow News-Letter, Arklow Reporter & CountyAdvertiser [1915-1918] NEW! Added January 2017
Yorkshire Evening Post [soldier portraits]
Yorkshire Post and Leeds Intelligencer

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