World War One was declared on the 28th July 1914 and lasted until 11th November 1918, during the course of the conflict over 700,000 British soldiers would lose their lives. Many men left their occupations in droves to join the army, including police officers. One of those men was James Thomas Chapman, a constable with Manchester City Police, he resigned in 1915 to join The Royal Garrison Artillery and would lose his life three years later fighting in France.
Click on the picture of his Soldiers Small Book to discover the man behind the name and the human cost of war.
We will remember them.