When you’ve researched your ancestor’s First World War service, add him or her to the Imperial War Museum’s Lives of the First World War digital memorial before it closes to new entries in March 2019
1 Visit livesofthefirstworldwar.org and type the surname and service number of the relative you have researched – if you just enter the surname, you may get too many results. Entries has been created for combatants using Medal Index Cards.
2 You may find that someone has already typed in information for your soldier – if so, click on his name and see if you can add anything. Otherwise you will be asked to supply his birth and death details if known. You will need to attach evidence.
3 Click ‘Add to Life Story’. Subscribers (it costs £6 a month) can search for and attach records direct from the site. You can upload images too; you can’t upload records from other subscription sites, but you can add a web link to the source.