Lord Kitchener's recruitment campaign began on 5 August 1914, and resulted in 478,893 men joining up by 12 September.
The women were left at home, to continue life without their husbands, fathers, brothers and sons.
These women had to forge new roles for themselves - as breadwinners, heads of households, workers - and for many of them this was a whole new world.
The soldiers were a long way from home, and for many of them it was their first trip out of the country, or even out of the county.
And finally, lest we forget - remember the names on the Tideswell War Memorial.