Life Stories

A Life Story is a page of information about a person, and can include facts, anecdotes and images.

We feature more than 7.7 million Life Stories, of people who were involved in the war from throughout the British Empire and Commonwealth.

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Bernard Griffin Lawson

Born 1894

Died 1979

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Charles Alan Smith Morris

Born 1895

Died 1917

British Army Captain Royal Irish Fusiliers

British Army Major Bedfordshire Regiment 1st Battalion

British Army Acting Major Bedfordshire Regiment 1st Battalion

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Henry John, Known As Harry Patch

Born 1898

Died 2009

British Army 29295 Lance Corporal 7th Duke of Cornwall's Light Infantry