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.


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Profile picture for Alexis Hannum Helmer
Alexis Hannum Helmer

Born 1892

Died 1915

Canadian Expeditionary Force Lieutenant Canadian Field Artillery

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Arthur Carr-Glyn Lonsdale

Born 1891

Died 1915

British Army Lieutenant Kings Royal Rifles

British Army Lieutenant The Kings Royal Rifles

British Army Lieutenent Royal Scotts Fusileers 2nd Battalion

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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