Many men who signed up had a strong faith.
At Redruth Wesleyan Chapel, 150 members of the Young Men’s Bible Class volunteered.
They talk of life far from home and how they miss Cornwall. Cornwall Records Office holds several of these letters. Click here to read.
A brass plaque was unveiled in 1920 to remember those who served and lost their lives. Outside the chapel, there is a tablet of Cornish and Aberdeen granite in honour of the dead.