Letters from the front line, shared with the newspaper, started to give people a vivid and sometimes heart-rending view of the mud, cold, endless slog and danger being experienced by the troops, while growing fear of invasion at home saw men not qualified for active service signing up to join the Volunteer units. And towards the end of the month, the first signs that Christmas was round the corner.
The links below will take you week-by-week through some of the stories that appeared in the Shipley Times & Express exactly 100 years before. The headlines given only contain a few of the leading stories.
There are usually three pages, two of which will generally cover events and life in the Shipley district with the other one telling some of the stories of the men at the front.