The Challenge

On the 100th anniversary since the outbreak of WW1, the Royal British Legion wanted to commemorate every single brave soldiers who fought during WW1

With millions of brave soldiers information on record at the Commonwealth War Graves Commission, we needed to show all these soldiers in a way that everyone could commemorate in their own special way on the 100th anniversary of WW1.

My Role

Digital Art Director

UX Designer

The Approach

The  award winning digital campaign for the Royal British Legion used data sourced from the Commonwealth War Graves Commission, the goal was to plot and give details of every person killed in WW1. It allowed people to search and remember relatives, or people from their region, via the various search criteria built in. Virtual poppies could be laid at the war cemeteries where the brave soldiers lay along with a message of recognition.

Virtual poppies could be laid at the war cemeteries where the brave soldiers lay along with a message of recognition.

The user could search through millions of brave soldiers that were dynamically place on a world maps, some found great grandfathers, grandfathers, fathers, mothers and uncles

The
Data

With access the Commonwealth War Graves Commission database we were able to access records of every soldier that had fallen during WW1. We were also able to record every single donation, commemoration and story told and display it live on our website.

have been remembered to date

Donations recieved

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