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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Eleanor Jean Thompson

Born 1888

Canadian Expeditionary Force Nursing Sister Canadian Army Medical Corps

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Gertrude Margaret Lowthian Bell

Born 1868

Died 1926

Royal Navy Naval Intelligence, Cairo

Other Empire Force British Red Cross Society

Indian Army Major Indian Expeditionary Force in Iraq Political Office

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John William Harford Nicholl

Born 1892

Died 1914

British Army Rifle Brigade (Prince Consort's Own)

British Army Second Lieutenant Welsh Regiment 2nd Battalion