Why do some Life Stories look blank?

A Life Story page is created by IWM using information taken from one official record. This means that to start with, the majority of Life Story pages only contain a name and some basic information about their contribution to the First World War.

During the Centenary, we need your help to connect evidence from lots of sources and add facts to build rich, full Life Stories for as many individuals as possible. Lives of the First World War will remain live and active, until 18 March 2019, when IWM will become the custodian of the millions of incredible public contributions that have been made over the past 5 years. We will no longer accept contributions to the project after this date, as we create a permanent digital memorial which will always remain free and accessible - this will help to shape our understanding of the First World War both now and in the future.

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