Remember them: Use this gadget to find the war heroes from where you live

Remember them

As we remember those that made the ultimate sacrifice for their country, falling silent in quiet tribute and contemplation at the ultimate sacrifice, it can be hard to picture names and faces from the ever more distant conflicts in our history.

But the application below can go some way to help that. It allows you to be search by address, area and even name to find out who fought in the war from where you live or even your family.

On July 28, 1914 Austria-Hungary declared war on Serbia, effectively beginning the First World War.

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The war raged for four years, until November 11, 1918. November 11 has now become known as Armistice Day in Britain.

More than 16 million people lost their lives in what was known at the time as ‘The Great War’.

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World War II broke out just 21 years later and would last six years from 1939 to 1945.

In that period more than 60 million people were killed in the war.

To see if any of the British soldiers came from your area, street or were related to you, use the gadget below.

 [Source:-Gloucestershire Live]