Sunday, 12 November 2017

Ancestry adds UK, Absent Voters Lists, 1918-1925, 1939

Absent Voters Lists were introduced in 1915 to enable servicemen and women to vote by proxy or by post when away from home on active service. They record the civilian address and often the individual’s regiment, number and rank.

The counties or boroughs included for England are:
London Borough of Hammersmith and Fulham
London Borough of Islington England
London Borough of Lewisham
London Borough of Southwark
London Borough of Tower Hamlets
London Borough of Wandsworth
Tyne and Wear

For Scotland
Perth and Kinross.

Find a total of 156,687 names in this collection.

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