Apps for the WW1 Battlefield Visitor

There are a number of apps available for iPhone or android users to help with visits to the battlefields. The selection below offers a list of what is available.

Albert's Guide to the Fallen of the Western Front App

iTunes & facebook

Marc Lewenden has created an app and website on facebook designed to help you find out about the fascinating stories of many of the people who fought and died in France and Belgium in World War One and Two.

Facebook: www.facebook Albert's Guide to the Fallen of the Western Front

L'Anneau de la Mémoire (Ring of Remembrance Memorial) App

iTunes, Android

An app produced by the Regional Council of Nord-Pas-de-Calais to assist visitors at the l'Anneau de la Memoire (Ring of Remembrance) memorial next to the Notre Dame de Lorette French Military Cemetery near Souchez, northern France. The app is intended as an aid to visiting the memorial and includes a listing of the names of over 579,000 soldiers of 40 nationalities who died in the Nord-Pas-de-Calais area in the First World War.

Website: l'Anneau de la Mémoire

Website: l'Anneau de la Mémoire

For the location of this memorial see our page:

Monuments and Memorials in French Flanders and Artois

Battlefield: Somme


Launched in 2014, this app has over 900 mapped locations and 200 sites photographed and described in detail. For more information about the app visit the website:


Commonwealth War Graves Commission (CWGC) War Graves App

Gordon Cemetery near Mametz on the Somme battlefield.
Gordon Cemetery near Mametz, Somme battlefield.

Windows, Android and iOS

The CWGC War Graves App provides an opportunity to search for war graves at over 23,000 locations across 153 countries. Find cemeteries, memorials and sites of remembrance.

You can visit the CWGC website for a link to download this app:

Website: War Graves App

The Commonwealth War Graves Commission (CWGC) Thiepval App

Thiepval Memorial
Thiepval Memorial, Somme battlefield.

Android and iOS

Find out about the stories of some of the thousands of men commemorated on the Thiepval Memorial on the Somme battlefield. Features on the app include:

You can visit the CWGC website for a link to download this free app:

Website: Thiepval App

Flanders Fields Memorials App


Website: Flanders Fields Memorials

Great War Battlefields of the Western Front App

iPhone & android

Website: Great War Battlefields of the Western Front

Website: Great War Battlefields of the Western Front

Last Post Association App

The sounding of “Last Post” at the Menin Gate Memorial, Ypres.
Buglers sound Last Post at 8 o'clock at the Menin Gate Memorial.

Google Play Store; iOS

The Last Post Association has developed an App, in close collaboration with the Commonwealth War Graves Commission. The app tells you what you need to know if you wish to take part in the daily Last Post ceremony, there are stories about the men commemorated on the Menin Gate Memorial, the story of the “soldier of the day” and lots more.

You can visit the Last Post Association website to find out more and for the link to download the app:

Website: App

For information about The Menin Gate Memorial in Ypres/Ieper and the daily Last Post Ceremony see our pages at:

The Menin Gate Memorial

Nga Tapuwae New Zealand First World War Trails

Nga Tapuwae First World War Trails app.
Nga Tapuwae trails app.

iOS & android

Nga Tapuwae tells the story of New Zealand’s involvement in the First World War and guides the visitor through sites particularly significant to New Zealand in Gallipoli and on the Western Front. Noted military historian Dr Christopher Pugsley is the historical consultant and narrator for the trails. Historical information, images, maps and dramatized personal stories illustrate the events that happened and the people who were involved in them.

The trails can be can be downloaded as apps, explored on a PC, phone or tablet or printed off as e-books. Find out more from the website:


Pocket Tours: Somme


For more information, screenshots and to purchase, visit the itunes store website:

Website: Battle of the Somme

Poperinge: WW1 Sites and Stories

A free app (multilingual) has also been designed for walkers and cyclists in conjunction with an exhibition at Poperinge. The exhibition features the roll played by the town behind the Allied Lines and is called “Heavy Traffic”. Explore the area and see bygone images as you visit a number of sites of WW1 interest:

App: Heavy Traffic App

Somme 100

Interactive app by Dan Snow in partnership with the Royal British Legion. The app provides an insight into the Battle of the Somme, with a timeline, audio and maps and experiences of the men who fought in it.

App: Somme 100 App

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