Discover the key dates, significant events and Salford people’s stories that played a part in World War One. Our special timeline charts the important dates throughout the period 1913 to 1919.

Click on a year and month to find out what happened when and how the war impacted on Salford and its people.

  • Jan 1917
  • Feb 1917
  • Mar 1917
  • Apr 1917
  • 2 February 1917
    Corn Production Act introduces bread rationing.

    March
    Women’s Land Army founded.

    28 March 1917
    Ministry of National Service established.

  • May 1917
  • Jun 1917
  • Jul 1917
  • Aug 1917
  • 19 June 1917
    Royal family renounces Saxe-Coburg-Gotha surname in favour of Windsor.

    August
    Ministry of Reconstruction created.

  • Sep 1917
  • Oct 1917
  • Nov 1917
  • Dec 1917
  • 29 November 1917
    Women's Royal Naval Service established.

    6 December 1917
    War Cabinet Committee on Manpower created.

    31 December 1917
    Sugar rationing introduced.