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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Alexander Douglas Gillespie

Born 1889

Died 1915

British Army Second Lieutenant Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders 4th argyll and Battalion

British Army Second Lieutenant Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders

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Marthe Mathilde Cnockaert

Born 1892

Died 1966

British Army Belgian Agents

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William Leefe Robinson

Born 1895

Died 1918

British Army Captain Royal Air Force

British Army Second Lieutenant Worcestershire Regiment

Air Force (RAF/RFC) Second Lieutenant Royal Flying Corps seconded from Worcestershire Regiment