Search The Names

The World Remembers has compiled a database that includes the WWI military deaths from all participating countries. We encourage you to search individuals using the tool below. Here you will find information relating to each individual as well as the date and time that their name will appear in our names display. 

In your search results you will see that the database is complete for only some nations. Other countries will provide their data on a year to year basis since they are in the process of completing their national databases. Please read the context notes provided with the search results explaining the limits of some of the data.

To begin your search, enter a Last Name, select a Country and select a year of death in the form below and click 'Go'. If you have more information, such as First Name enter it to help narrow the search result. Please note that the Country field relates to the nation that each individual fought for in WWI. This may or may not be the same as their country of birth.

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Countries Data Constraints and Considerations

The In Flanders Fields Museum in Ieper, Belgium has provided the data on Belgian deaths in WWI. Ieper, in its capacity as the City Of Peace, is compiling a database of all WWI deaths on Belgian soil. For more information go to www.inflandersfields.be

For more information on the Belgian data click here to be taken to the full Belgian Data Considerations page. 

The Canadian names in this project are from Canada’s Virtual War Memorial database at www.vac-acc.gc.ca and include Canadian war deaths up to and including 1922. The deaths recorded from 1919 to 1922 represent Canadians who died of their wounds in the years after the war.  For more information about each of the 68,000, including their place of burial, you can explore the following sites: www.cwgc.org or www.warmuseum.ca.

For more information on the Canadian data click here to be taken to the full Canadian Data Constraints and Considerations page. 

The US WWI names data has been provided by the NWWIM&M in Kansas City, Missouri, which is consolidating WWI fatalities databases from a number State archives and other sources. With no comprehensive national WWI database in existence, the work of the NWWIM&M is an effort to create the first complete American database of names of all US servicemen and women, military and civilian, who were killed or died in WWI. 

The French Ministry of Defense has provided The World Remembers with two separate databases of military deaths. The names in the 2014 display are a compilation of 1914 French military deaths from these two sources. Military deaths from 1915 to 1918 have not yet been included in our database since our compilation work is ongoing. Please see our notes on the WWI data from France. 

This names display will include only the names of French soldiers killed in the years 1914 to 1922 as well as soldiers from the French colonial armies.

For more information on the French data please click here to be taken to the French Data Considerations page. 

Volksbund Deutsche Kriegsgräberfürsorge (VdK) Germany has provided The World Remembers with the names of 800,165 German soldiers killed in WWI.  There are perhaps 700,000 other names missing from these data files. The official number of German military deaths in the war is estimated at 1.8 million. 

For more information on the German data click here to be taken to the full German Data Considerations page. 

The names of the 7,380 soldiers from the British Indian Army killed in 1914 were provided by the Commonwealth War Graves Commission. Bear in mind that these men were from India before it was divided in 1947. Therefore the names presented as belonging to the British Indian Army will come from three present day nations, India, Pakistan and Bangladesh. 

For more information on the British Indian Army data click here to be taken to the full British Indian Army Data Considerations page. 

The names of the 33, 799 soldiers from the British Forces killed in 1914 were provided by the Commonwealth War Graves Commission. Bear in mind that many men from Ireland, Canada, Australia and other nations also served in the British forces. Their military records are therefore in Britain and their names will appear in the UK names display.  For more information about each of the 33,799 names, including their place of burial, go to www.cwgc.org.

For more information on the UK data click here to be taken to the full UK Data Considerations page. 

The names of the 74 Australians killed in 1914 were provided by the Australian War Memorial.  It is worth noting that there are an additional 48 individuals listed in Australia’s 1914 Commemorative Roll, but these are names of Australians that served with the forces of the United Kingdom and other nations. Their names will be included in the UK names display.

For more information on the Australian names click here to be taken to the full Australian Data Considerations page. 

 

The names appearing from the Czech Republic in the 2014 display were provided by the Central Military Archives – Military History Archives in Prague. They represent an archive of WW1 names being compiled by the Czech Republic and they are based mainly on the card-index of fallen soldiers stored in the  Military History Archives. WW1 Czech soldiers fought as part of the Austro-Hungarian Army whose original Verlustlisten records are in the Kriegsarchiv in Vienna that contains information on the 1,016,200 Austro-Hungarian Empire military deaths in the First World War.

For more information please click here to be taken to the full Czech Republic data consideration page. 

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The names of those killed from the Chinese Labour Corps, while under British command, has been obtained with the assistance of the Commonwealth War Graves Commission. The World Remembers is hopeful that the French Ministry of Defense will supply the names of those killed while under French command.