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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.

First World War ancestors

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With one of the most comprehensive collections of World War 1 records online, you've come to the right place to find family heroes. Whether your family fought with the British military or farther afield with North American or ANZAC forces, 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.

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