Sunday, 24 October 2010

Military Records at FindMyPast

In its November newsletter findmypast.co.uk highlights six new military record collections, a total of 492,439 records:

WWII Prisoners of War  contains details on 104,838 army prisoners of war held in Germany and German occupied territories.
Distinguished Conduct Medal Citations lists the full citations of  24,928 Distinguished Conduct Medal (and second and third award bars) in the Great War. many of these are also in the London Gazette.. 
Ireland's Memorial Records of Army prisoners of war held in Germany and German occupied territories during the Great War has information on 49,602 men and women who served in Irish Regiments or were born or resident in Ireland at the time of their death and were serving with units from Britain and its empire.
Register of the Second Anglo-Boer War brings together information on 259,581 participants, including Canadians, from over 330 sources, some very rare and others out of print, to create a consolidated record. 
WWI Naval Casualties has details of 43,930 naval other ranks deaths in service with the Royal Navy during the First World War.
Army List 1787 include name, rank, regiment, page and, in many cases, extra notes for 9,560 soldiers.

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