Imperial War Museum and brightsolid, the online publishing and technology arm of publishing group DC Thomson, are working in partnership to create Lives of the First World War. This innovative and interactive digital platform is in honour of the First World War centenary next year.
You can watch a short film here about the new digital platform, and find out how to get involved here. When the site goes fully live, people will be able to upload images and stories about their WWI ancestors. Even if you don't have a family connection, volunteers will be needed to help with checking/transcribing/indexing records.
Photo montage, 'Lives of the First World War'.
WWI pilots ( IWM E(AUS)2661).
Private W. C. Tickle. His mother's handwritten note on the photograph (taken a few days before
his death) describes him as "One of the very best". Pte Tickle is
commemorated on the Thiepval Memorial. (IWM HU 93549).