Saturday, 16 June 2018

Findmypast adds British Armed Forces, First World War Soldiers' Medical Records

934,145 records are in FMP's version of the National Archives' collection of medical records from the First World War newly available.
The records are admission and discharge registers from various medical facilities. There's one line per soldier with initials rather than first name(s), last name, age, birth year, service number, rank, company / squadron, corps, hospital, admission date, discharge or transfer date and archival information.  Additional information in linked images of the original includes number of years of service, nature of the affliction—from sore feet to gunshot wound, religion and brief observations.
The records are a representative selection of the original collection; others are believed to have been destroyed.

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