Imperial War Museum

The Imperial War Museum have started adding photos of IWW soldiers to Flickr.  See

These images are amongst the first items collected by   IWM when it was founded in 1917 to record everybody’s experiences of the First World War.  In some cases, bereaved families donated their only photograph. Some have only a name, rank and unit.

First World War Centenary at IWM will be uploading new images to Faces of the First World War each week day between now and the 100th anniversary of the outbreak of the war in August 2014.  Find out more about this First World War Centenary project at  All of these photos tell a story. The men shown in them fought and often died for Britain and the Commonwealth.
What is their story? The full story is not always known.  They need your help to fill in the blanks. Do you have any information to add to what is already here? What more can you find out and tell  about their life?
Get involved Add your comments, information and any links, images or text to the photos to share and remember those life stories almost 100 years after the war.
Your Faces of the First World War Since opening up Faces of the First World War they’ve had a number of requests from people wishing to share First World War portraits in their possession. We’d like to invite you to do so in our new group right here on Flickr, Your Faces of the First World War

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