Lives of the First World War

Let’s #Remember Together

From 2 – 11 November 2014, IWM and the Lives of the First World War community of over 44,000 people from across the UK and beyond, are working together to actively remember and share the Life Stories that are their connection to the First World War.

Your First World War connection could be a relative who served, someone who shares your surname or a person listed on your local war memorial. Join us to ensure that these Life Stories are remembered now and saved for future generations on

Find. Remember. Share.

It is easy for everyone to Find, Remember and Share this Remembrance, here’s how:

  1. Go to
  2. Who will you remember? - type in a surname (and service number, if known) to Find your connection in millions of Life Stories already started by IWM
  3. Create a free account and press the ‘Remember button on the Life Story page – so everyone can see who you are Remembering
  4. Use the email, Facebook and Twitter links to Share the Life Story with your family and friends.

Use #remember and #LivesOfWW1 to join the community remembering together on Twitter.

The Project

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