Category Archives: My Research

‘We’re here because we’re here’ – the Centenary of the Battle of the Somme

1 July 2016 saw many ceremonies and events to mark the centenary of the first day of the Battle of the Somme. One of the most striking was the unexpected appearance of thousands of actors dressed as British soldiers, in … Continue reading

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Our Research: the Men in Kent who said No to War

  To mark International Conscientious Objector Day on 15 May, we are highlighting the wonderful research carried out at the Kent History and Library Centre, Maidstone. Archive documents held at the Centre include a collection of case files for 153 Conscientious Objectors … Continue reading

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My research: The Mystery Medals

At the heart of Lives of the First World War are the Life Stories of more than 7.6 million individuals. They were part of the global conflict that shaped the world we live in today. But how can we find out … Continue reading

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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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