Paul Nixon has been immersed in British military history from a young age and is thankful that, as a teenager, he hopped onto his bicycle and scoured the old people’s homes of Chelmsford (where he lived), and Loughborough (where he studied), looking for First World War veterans to interview. Today, he is the (alleged) military expert at Findmypast and an avid enthusiast for, and collector of, all things military. The last time he checked, he was happily married and the father of three children.