Lives of the First World War

Help us to tell the stories of 8 million men and women

IWM’s Lives of the First World War tells the stories of individuals from across Britain and the Commonwealth who served in uniform and worked on the home front. 

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.


The project

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Centenary Partnership

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First World War

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