Friday, 27 June 2014

New and updated British and Canadian WW1 records on Ancestry

The following are new on Ancestry:

Canada, Ledgers of CEF Officers Transferring to Royal Flying Corps, 1915-1919, 1,210 records
This relatively small database is from the records of the Department of National Defence, RG 24. Library and Archives Canada. The records, typically two pages, include name, address, date of birth, next of kin, the officer’s movements from unit to unit, appointments and promotions, decorations and honours, medical information, and civilian employment.

England, The National Roll of the Great War, 1914-1918, 97,712 records
Substantially incomplete and compiled by subscription from family sources.

UK, De Ruvigny's Roll of Honour, 1914-1919, 26,928 records
Biographies of over 26,000 casualties of the Great War, both officers and ranks, from British Force;. 7,000 include photographs. The emphasis is on the early years of the war.

The following databases are updated:
British Army WWI Pension Records 1914-1920, 2,139,613 records
British Army WWI Service Records, 1914-1920, 3,653,052 records
British Army WWI Medal Rolls Index Cards, 1914-1920, 5,280,584 records
UK, Soldiers Died in the Great War, 1914-1919, 703,810 records
Ireland, Casualties of World War I, 1914-1922, 49,647 records
UK, Citations of the Distinguished Conduct Medal, 1914-1920, 24,928 records
UK, Silver War Badge Records, 1914-1920, 882,674 records
UK, Commonwealth War Graves, 1914-1921 and 1939-1947, 560,902 records

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