Lives of the First World War


Castleton Lanterns will be setting up a community for the Castleton Lanterns men on the Lives of the First World War project site.

(image © IWM Q 000743)

(image © IWM Q 000743)

The Lives of the First World War project will hold the stories of over 8 million men and women who served in uniform and worked on the home front across Britain and the Commonwealth.

It will bring together fascinating records from museums, libraries, archives and family collections across the world, so that everyone can help to discover, remember and share the life stories of those who were involved.

The IWM’s innovative and interactive digital platform to mark the Centenary of the First World War will be officially launching in February 2014.

(image © IWM Q 001580)

(image © IWM Q 001580)

The project needs your help to explore the documents, to link them together to help preserve the incredible life stories for future generations.

Over the course of the centenary, Lives of the First World War will become a dynamic, permanent digital memorial – a significant digital legacy for future generations.

We’ll be sharing information on the Castleton Lanterns men who we have identified such as Thomas Robinson (Right), Samuel McCall (Left) and James McCann.

We’ll also be sharing the photos of men we need help to identify, along with information of those on the Roll of Honour for Castleton Church in the hope that you will be able to help identify them. We-are-the-voice-of

Click here to sign up to their mailing list to make sure you get the news first about how and when you can get involved.

In the meantime, please have a look through the images of our Castleton Lanterns men and see if you can identify any of the faces, or provide any information.  You can also look through the images on our Flickr channel or on Tumblr, follow me on Twitter or like the Castleton Lanterns page on Facebook.


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