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.

Search for an individual by name or keyword e.g. regiment or service number.


Featured lives

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George Edwin Ellison

Born 1878

Died 1918

British Army L/16063 Private Middlesex Regiment

British Army L/12643 Private Corps of Lancers

British Army SE/6722 Private 5th Lancers

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Thomas Edward Lawrence

Born 1888

Died 1935

Air Force (RAF/RFC) 352087 Aircraftman 2nd Class Royal Air Force

British Army Lieutenant Colonel General List/ Staff

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William Hackett

Born 1873

Died 1916

British Army

British Army 136414 Sapper Royal Engineers