Lives of the First World War

The Imperial War Museum is creating a lasting digital memory, called ‘Lives of the First World War’, commemorating, by name, people from across Britain and the Commonwealth who were involved in the conflict.

In the lead up to the Centenary of the Armistice, the names on the war memorials at both Rosewell and Lasswade were researched and records were found and verified for 35 names on the Rosewell memorial and 30 names on the Lasswade memorial and church plaque. These records have been brought together into two groups: (a)  Rosewell War Memorial Hall; and (b) Lasswade War Memorial and Church Plaque, both accessed by clicking for Rosewell or for Lasswade.

Perhaps you have a family story or photo of one of the men named, if so,  you can add this by visiting your relative’s page (some already have). Unfortunately, it’s not been possible to trace (and verify) all of the names listed on each memorial at this time.

The Lives of the First World War project will remain live and active until     18 March 2019, when the IWM will become the custodian of the millions of records. Information can be added until that date. Thereafter, the records will provide a permanent archive for future generations to access, helping to keep the memories alive.