Thursday, 11 July 2013

Royal Naval Division Service Records: 1914-20

Findmypast.co.uk announce addition of service records of more than 50,000 officers and ratings who served in the Royal Naval Division from 1914-20. The records give details such as name, address, next of kin, service number, physical appearance, disciplinary record and even swimming ability!

The division was formed from men who served with the Royal Navy and its reserve forces. It fought on land alongside the regular army during World War One and suffered heavy casualties at Gallipoli and the Somme. It included recruits from the following:

Royal Naval Volunteer Reserve
Royal Fleet Reserve
Royal Navy
Royal Marines
Army

via http://www.findmypast.co.uk/content/news/rnd

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