Category Archives: My Research

Our Research: Portsdown U3A

Lives of the First World War enables people of all ages from across the globe to explore, research, record and share information in one place. Organisations ranging from to schools to libraries, and local history groups to museums are using Lives … Continue reading

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My Research: The Gladstones of Jersey

Every Friday from 12pm we’re asking you to share the incredible discoveries you’ve made using Lives of the First World War on our Facebook page. In this guest blog post, novelist and Lives of the First World War Volunteer Kristen … Continue reading

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Conscientious Objectors in the First World War

To mark International Conscientious Objector Day on 15 May, the Pearce Register has been added as a free record set on Lives of the First World War. The Pearce Register of British World War One Conscientious Objectors includes over 16,500 records of men … Continue reading

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My Research: Fairfield Moravian Church

12 May 2015 marks a year since Lives of the First World War was launched. It has been an incredibly successful first year, with more than 67,000 Members contributing amazing facts, evocative images and powerful stories to over 7.6 million … Continue reading

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“Dear Son, how I long for you” – a mother’s tribute from the First World War

This Mother’s Day we pay tribute to the millions of women whose lives were changed forever by the First World War, and especially those whose sons and daughters never returned. There is the remarkable story of Sarah Hanscombe, whose nine serving … Continue reading

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Your amazing discoveries – the first British casualty of the First World War

Every Friday from 12pm we’ve been asking you to share the incredible discoveries you’ve made using Lives of the First World War on our Facebook page. This week we take a look at one of the amazing discoveries Debbie Cameron … Continue reading

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What amazing discoveries have you made this week?

Every Friday from 12pm we’ve been asking you to share the incredible discoveries you’ve made using Lives of the First World War on our Facebook page. Here are just a few of the incredible discoveries you’ve shared with us to … Continue reading

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Exploring prisoner of war records: Jack Shaw’s story

Have you had a chance to explore the ICRC prisoner of war records yet? Charlotte Czyzyk explains how she used this incredible record set to uncover more about the life of Jack William Shaw, whose story features in the brand … Continue reading

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What’s your amazing First World War Discovery?

What’s your amazing First World War discovery you’ve made on Lives of the First World War? Every Friday afternoon from 2pm we’ll be asking you to share your amazing discoveries with us on Facebook, Twitter, and our blog. Despite the … Continue reading

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Post Office employees in the First World War

  During the First World War, 75,000 Post Office employees served in the British Army. 8,500 lost their lives. Following the launch of the first set of Post Office commemorative stamps on the 28 July, Robert Stebbings shares more about the Post … Continue reading

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