Lives of the First World War includes men and women who made a contribution to the British war effort or a sacrifice during the First World War. These are the kinds of stories which we seek to feature:
- Those who served with British Empire and Commonwealth forces, both at home and overseas
- Individuals from Britain and Commonwealth countries
who served with other nations
- Those who served and died in the war between 4 August 1914 and 31 August 1921, as well as those who survived
- Medical workers who cared for military personnel and civilians directly affected by the war
- Industrial workers who produced goods for the war effort
- Agricultural workers in the Women's Land Army and Forestry Corps
- Charity/welfare workers who helped military personnel and their families, and civilians directly affected by the war
- Conscientious Objectors, who served in some capacity or were imprisoned
- Civilians who died or were injured as a direct result of the war e.g. victims of enemy raids, munitions factory accidents, attacks on ships
- Those who responded to incidents described above e.g. firefighters
To search for an individual, please see the article How do I find someone?
We also have a feature which allows members of the public to propose a new Life Story based on information they have uncovered - please see Can someone be added as a new Life Story?