2017 Update

2017 Display Of The Names

The 2017 display of the names of those killed in 1917 will commence in late September 2017 and conclude November 11th.  More than 700,000 names of soldiers who lost their lives from the United Kingdom, Canada, France, Germany, the United States, Turkey, Belgium, Australia, the Czech Republic, Italy, New Zealand, Slovenia, China and the former British Indian Army will appear.

The displays will run for 11.5 hours each day and each name will be programmed to appear at a precise day, hour and minute. The Search The Names function on this site will be updated by August 15th to include the 1917 names information.

All names will be available for viewing on this website or at any one of The World Remembers display locations in any participating country.

If your organization wishes to participate in 2017 by displaying the names of those killed in 1917 at your location, please contact us.

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2016 Display Of The Names

The 2016 display of the names of those killed in 1916 commenced on September 28th, 2016 and concluded November 11th.  More than 597,880 names of soldiers who lost their lives from the United Kingdom, Canada, France, Germany, Turkey, Belgium, Australia, the Czech Republic, Italy, New Zealand, Slovenia and the former British Indian Army appeared.

For a list of organizations which hosted the display in 2016 please click here.

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The Display of Names in 2015

The 2015 display of the names of those killed in 1915 commenced October 5th 2015 and concluded November 11th.  More than 516,000 names of soldiers who lost their lives from the United Kingdom, Canada, France, Germany, Turkey, Belgium, Australia, the Czech Republic, Italy, New Zealand, Slovenia and the former British Indian Army appeared.

For a list of organizations which hosted the display in 2015 please click here.

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The 2014 Display

At sunrise November 11th 2014, the World Remembers completed the first of its five years of name-displays of those killed in WW1.

More than eighty schools, universities, libraries, museums and other organizations in Canada and the United Kingdom presented the 2014 names-display.

For a list of organizations which hosted the display in 2014 please click here.

In 2014, 292,207 names of those killed in 1914 were presented:

"Naming them here at City Hall and in schools and universities reminds us that each of the millions who lost their lives were individual human beings. For 99 years they have been honourably remembered as a collective – as ‘them’ – but on the 100th year it is time to remember them individually, even if that takes weeks and months to do. As an ancient combat airman, I think it is appropriate that all of the WWI dead be recognized in this way.  A century has passed and our world is a different place, so we can name all those killed in the 1914-1918 war with respect and without offence.”

- Major General Richard Rohmer, OC, CMM, DFC, KStJ, Chevalier of the Legion of Honor (France) made these comments at the official opening ceremony at Toronto City Hall

2014 Educational Materials

The World Remembers provided a gallery of WWI photos and educational materials to all participants in the project. In addition, together with Canada’s National Arts Centre Orchestra, the Calgary Philharmonic and the Thunder Bay Symphony, we commissioned  ‘The Song Of The Poets’ a choral piece set to the words of war poets from the UK, Germany, France and Canada. This piece was made available to all organizations that participated in The World Remembers and was performed across Canada and in the United Kingdom.

A Message from the Producer R H Thomson click here