If you have information about an individual who doesn’t currently have a Life Story page, please post details here with as much evidence as possible. Evidence can be images or documents containing details about the person, website links, book references or genealogy records.
Before requesting a new Life Story, please follow these steps:
2. Search for the individual on Lives of the First World War.
◾Use the SEARCHBOX at the top of every page. Try surname and service number, if appropriate, e.g. “Smith 40348”
◾Try wildcards to match variations, e.g. “W* Tickle” to match “Will,” “William” or “Walter”
◾Middle names are rarely included in full. Try searching without and then narrow down your search.
◾Don’t forget names can be written in many ways. Try looking for variations, e.g. “John”, “Jon”, “Jack”, “Johnny” or “J”
◾The person may have served under a different name, e.g. did a woman serve with her maiden or married name? Did they use a nickname, e.g. ‘Betty’ instead of ‘Bertha’?
If you believe that a person has more than one Life Story page that requires merging, please include the URLs.
IWM Staff and Volunteers aim to deal with your request as soon as possible.