Why can't I find the person I am looking for?

IWM is creating a Life Story for all those people who made a contribution to the First World War. We have started this process using official records, but it is not yet complete.

There could be a number of reasons why you can't find the person you are looking for straight away. It may be that the person you are looking for served under a different name to the one you know about, or there may be many people with similar names. Our Guide to Finding a Named Individual may help you with your search. 

If you have information about an individual who doesn't currently have a Life Story page, you can suggest that IWM creates this.

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