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Discover your First World War history

Use these websites to find out more about those that served during the First World War and discover your own family connections:

  • Lives of the First World War is Imperial War Museums’ digital memorial to all those who served in the First World War for Britain and the Commonwealth.
  • Every One Remembered by the Royal British Legion in partnership with the Commonwealth War Graves Commission aims to commemorate over 1 million Commonwealth Service men and women killed during the First World War. Create a dedication to one of them, place a poppy in their memory and search for a relative or someone from your local area to commemorate.
  • The Commonwealth War Graves Commission casualty database lists the names and place of commemoration of the 1.7 million men and women of the Commonwealth forces who died during the two world wars.

2018 also marks the 100-year anniversary of the Representation of the People Act, which first gave some women the right to vote in local and national elections. Discover events near you celebrating votes for women.