Find First World War family heroes
The First World War (1914-1918) was one of history's most catastrophic events. The first global war, it claimed over nine million lives and almost every family has a connection to the conflict. With Findmypast, you can unearth your Great War ancestors' remarkable stories and remember their sacrifices forever.
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With the most comprehensive collection of British Armed Forces records online, you've come to the right place to find your First World War ancestors. Whether your family served in the British Army, the Royal Air Force or the Royal Navy, you could find their service records online at Findmypast. We've digitised and published detailed rolls of honour, regimental lists and newspapers so you can discover inspirational stories of bravery and heartbreaking tales of loss. Plus, if your relatives served overseas, you'll find millions of First World War records from Ireland, America, Canada, Australia and New Zealand too.
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