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Our Service

Our aim is to provide you with an insight into the life of your soldier. We can’t put you in his boots but we can reveal to you what his experience of the Great War was like and the circumstances surrounding his death. The story we will provide will be based on thorough research of existing documents and military records as well as histories relating to his unit. We will also apply our extensive knowledge and 20 years experience of the battlefields to build an account that is as ‘real’ as it can be.
We will search for, include extracts from and obtain copies where possible of;
  • Census records
  • Enlistment record
  • Military service record (full military details)
  • Campaign medal record (index card)
  • Awards for gallantry, special or long service
  • War diaries (details of unit movements and activities)
  • Location and trench maps
  • Witness accounts of the day he died
  • Memoirs and stories relating to the unit or battle
  • Casualty records
  • Burial or commemoration record
  • Original photographs including the last action and/or battle
We will collate all research and copies obtained of documental evidence into a bespoke research portfolio, professionally presented for a unique memory of your relative. Perfect as a gift or family keepsake.
We endeavor to have all bespoke research portfolios completed and dispatched within 3-4 weeks of payment.

What we search for

Our fee

Our fee will be between a minimum of £60 and a maximum of £120*.
We carry out a preliminary research check for all Last Action Hero requests and will provide you with a quote for the research work. We will contact you by email to confirm your Last Action Hero order and to request payment which is required prior to the research work being carried out.
A payment request will be sent to your email address via PayPal, who we have authorised to accept and process payments securely on our behalf. Payments can be made via debit or credit card or using your PayPal account.
The fee includes VAT and delivery of your bespoke research portfolio.
*For those with an overseas postal address, a £5 delivery charge will be added.
Original Photographs
Original Photographs

Letters and Certificates
Letters and Certificates

Commemoration Records
Commemoration Records

Original Photographs
Original Photographs



Private Richard Harkness – Western Front Witness – Last Action Hero soldier research – Search for WW1 soldiers
- A bespoke soldier research service to help you discover your relatives' WW1 story -
"I know that he served but I don’t know where" "I have no idea what he went through but want to find out!" If someone important to you was killed on the Western Front, we can research his journey and present his story to you.

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