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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Jeremiah Jerry Jones

Born 1877

Died 1950

Canadian Expeditionary Force 716221

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Mary O'connell Bianconi,

Born 1896

Died 1968

British Army Voluntary Aid Detachment

British Army First Aid Nursing Yeomanry

British Army Auxiliary Territorial Service

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William Arnold Ridley

Born 1896

Died 1984

British Army 20481 Lance Corporal Somerset Light Infantry