Can you tell us more about our WWI diaries?
The Library holds over 500 World War One diary and letter collections which have been deposited with the Library since 1918. We would like to find out more about our service men and women. We have their war story. We would like your war stories about them.
What happened when they returned home? Do you have any mementos, photos, letters that tell us more about their lives? You may know where they were born or where they enlisted. You may know in which battles they fought and any awards they received.
Search our ever-growing list of names for someone you may know. Then help us with their story by adding your original stories, photos or records.
Many of our diaries have been transcribed so that you can more easily read the handwritten entries. We will be adding more transcriptions to our website over the coming months.
Do we hold your ancestor's diary?
Bringing the stories of seven of our diarists to life
How to find and use our WWI collections
Introduced by his daughter Judy Hassall
WWI Resource Material
Have transcribed over 500 WWI Diaries