03 October 2013

Ancestry update British Army WWI Service Records, 1914-1920

The most recent changes at Ancestry are what I'd term soft additions, updates to existing databases of unknown significance and "Web" additions which are links to external databases. Hopefully this is a sign that they're concentrating their efforts on something major. I hope it's indexing the 1921 Canadian census.

British Army WWI Service Records, 1914-1920 comprises "surviving service records of non-commissioned officers and other ranks who served in WWI and did not re-enlist in the Army prior to World War II." Digitized from TNA series WO363, these are  known as the "Burnt" records as they are salvaged from a bombed building during WW2, many with burnt edges.  Many of these service records did not survive including those of all my close relatives who served.

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