1915 - This true continuing story is based on the men of London, who wanted to do their bit during World War 1 as well as how their choice to serve affects their families at home.
James Rannow - former ganger of the labourers. Has a wife and two young children.
Eliza Rannow, wife of James, with 2 young children, she works at the munitions factory.
Jacko Jones - hard as nails. Labourer. Heavy drinker. Gambler. Former prize fighter. Wife and 9 children.
Lil Jones. Jacko's wife and mother of Rose Jones
Rose Jones - daughter of Jacko, assistant at a Grocer's.
Young William 'Bill' Sewell - only 17. Volunteered underage. Formerly apprentice labourer.
Lieutenant Nisbet-Lindley, platoon leader East Surrey Regiment.
Mick O'Connor - their friend and fellow labourer. Married with 13 children. Irish guards.