About

100 Faces 100 Stories is a partnership project involving the Cornish Archives Network (CAN), Cornwall Museums Group (CMG) and Penryn Museum.  Funded by the HLF 'First World War: then and now' programme, Cornish Mining World Heritage (CMWH) and participants, the focus is on remembering the people, and animals, of the First World War (1914-18) through their portraits, stories and personal artefacts.  Some of the stories are directly related to First World War experiences in Cornwall, others are more tangential, for example a significant visit after the war to Cornwall by someone with an interesting wartime story.  Unless otherwise specified, 'war' refers to the First World War.

Included here are soldiers, including members of the Duke of Cornwall's Light Infantry (DCLI) who weren’t necessarily from Cornwall, sailors, airmen, conscientious objectors, refugees and an evacuee, essential workers, civilians, recruiting sergeants, women workers including a suffragette, children, war horses, a donkey and many more fascinating tales.  A quarter of entries relate to women and their extraordinary experiences before, during and after the war, and an attempt has been made to get a balance between combatant and non-combatant stories.  A dozen stories with a CMWH interest have been identified.