Tag Archives: Lives of the First World War

Letters from the First World War: End of 1914

In our previous blog post, we introduced the story of Alfred Dougan Chater, a soldier of the London Regiment who arrived on the Western Front in later October 1914. Here, we pick up his story and share another of his … 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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Once lost, now found – four soldiers of the Canadian Expeditionary Force

Last weekend, the Department of National Defence in Canada released the names of four First World War soldiers whose remains were discovered in 2006 by a French teenager, while digging in his back garden. Our very own Charlotte Czyzyk explains … 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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5 steps to adding information from Prisoner of War records

Was the person that you’re remembering a prisoner of war during the First World War? Our very own Charlotte Czyzyk talks you through how you can use newly digitised prisoner of war records to find out more about their life … 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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New features and First World War History topics

This week we have added a number of exciting new features to Lives of the First World War which will allow you to explore the Life Stories that interest you in even greater depth. History guides: medals Do you have … Continue reading

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Liverpool Life Stories: Alice Blacklock and the Chavasses

On 14 June 2014 Liverpool will be the next stop on our tour with BBC World War One At Home Live Events. Here are some Merseyside Life Stories  –  can you help us by adding more detail to them? Find out … Continue reading

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Letters of the First World War: a message from the King

Today on our series showcasing fascinating and moving letters members of the public have added to Lives of the First World War, a letter from Buckingham Palace. Private Thomas Maher joined up with the Manchester Regiment in 1914, as a young … Continue reading

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Two Suffolk soldiers and their stories

We recently visited Ipswich as part of the BBC World War One At Home Live Events tour. Here is just one of the fascinating Life Stories from Lives of the First World War belonging to soldiers from Suffolk. As we … Continue reading

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