Lest We Forget digital archive goes online
A new digital archive for sharing stories of your family’s experiences during the First World War went live on Remembrance Sunday.
Lest We Forget is the outcome of a collaboration between the Commonwealth War Graves Commission (CWGC) and Oxford University, with money from the Heritage Lottery Fund.
The project helps local communities organise and run their own Digital Collection Days, where members of the public bring along stories, memories, photographs, diaries, letters and other mementos relating to the First World War war to be digitised and uploaded to the project database.
The first items have now been added to the website lwf. web.ox.ac.uk, and shed light on the experiences of the men who fought in the war. One submission shows the cartoons that Captain Arthur Henry Douglas drew in his photo album in the trenches.
To get involved in Lest We Forget, you can upload your own artefacts directly to the website, attend one of the upcoming Digital Collection Days around the country, or volunteer to help out or host your own Collection Day. For more information, go to www. cwgc.org/lest-we-forget.
Do you have family stories of WW1 to share?