Every One Remembered

Private Reginald William Onyett, who was 21 when he died on November 11, 1917, exactly a year before the war’s end.

Nurse Daisy Warnock from Glasgow, who died aged 31.

Midshipman John Duncan Stubbs of the Royal Navy, who was killed when he was just 15.

Nursing Sister Henrietta Mellett of the Canadian Army Medical Corps, who was 39.

Second Lieutenant Sidney Vandyke Hasluck, from the Indian Army Reserve of Officers, who was 26.

Over one million service men and women from Britain and the Commonwealth lost their lives during the First World War. As part of the commemorations for the war’s 100th anniversary, The Royal British Legion launched the Every One Remembered campaign to encourage members of the public to commemorate someone who died in the war by writing a short message on the website.

All of those service men and women have now been remembered. However, stories and images can still be left on the site. If there is someone you want to pay your respects to, or if you simply want to find out more about the people who gave their lives, then please visit the Every One Remembered site.

For more on the 100th anniversary of Armistice Day, The Day has written more WWI themes in partnership with the Legion.

The Royal British Legion has also created free downloadable assemblies and lesson plans with the National Literacy Trust. There are six sets of five lesson plans, two each for Key Stages 2, 3 and 4, accompanied by an assembly plan each for primary and secondary schools.

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Download a free assembly plan for Key Stage 3 and 4 from the British Legion website, which covers the importance of remembrance and saying “thank you” to the generation who lived through the First World War.


  1. Without looking it up in a dictionary or online, write a definition of the word “remembrance”. Compare it with a partner and discuss the differences, before looking up an official definition.
  2. Why is the poppy used as a symbol of remembrance? Research the answer and then write a paragraph explaining why you do — or do not — think it is a good choice.
  3. Commemorate someone who died in the First World War as part of the Every One Remembered campaign. Before you do so, spend some time trying to find out more about the person’s life. They could be someone in your family, someone from your local area, or someone who has been selected for you.