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 Memorial and Church Plaque were researched and many records were found and verified. These records have been brought together into two groups: (a) Rosewell War Memorial Hall ; and (b) Lasswade War Memorial and Church Plaque . To access the records, click on the respective link.
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, however, work continues.
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.