Do you know of any people of Ayrshire or of relatives who will be commemorated on the centenary of World War One? If you would like to research this period further, or discover stories of those who fought and died in the war effort, the following resources could help:

The Commonwealth War Graves Commission have invaluable tools on their website for searching the war dead and cemeteries all over the world to remember the fallen in the First and Second World Wars

The National Archives have launched a range of resources on their website to mark the centenary. Some of the First World War records they hold are digitised and available via Discovery, the National Archives online catalogue

The National Records of Scotland have made many Scottish soldiers’ and airmen’s wills available online through the Scotland’s People website as part of their commemorations…/…/soldiers-and-airmens-wills