At the heart of Lives of the First World War are the life stories of more than 7.5 million individuals. These people did not live, work and die alone; they shared experiences before, during and after the war. They may have been part of a battalion or unit, part of a family, a worker at a factory, a player on a football team or one of those commemorated on a village memorial. 

You can group individuals together by creating Communities. Communities are a special feature available to subscribers, and are visible to all users of the site. You can create, manage and edit your own Communities and build your own personalised area of Lives of the First World War. If you are part of an organisation, you can also provide details about your group and upload your logo.

You’ll find your own Communities on your dashboard. You can also discover other Communities when searching the site - results for Communities appear alongside your results for Life Stories.




Learn more about creating and managing Communities

A Community is a way of grouping together Life Stories that you are interested in.

Create a Community