Friday, 9 November 2018

Findmypast adds Royal Air Force Lists 1919-1945 — and more

Digitised copies of the original  Royal Air Force List publications from 1919-1922 and 1938-1945 are added this week. Search by name and/or a keyword.
The Lists contain over 62,000 names and include the women's branches of the military including the WRENs, WAAF, and Princess Mary's Royal Air Force Nursing Service.
The lists may give rank and branch. Initials appended show if they received a military medal; for example, DSO means the officer received the Distinguished Service Order.
Most publications have a table of contents and provide you with a list of symbols, abbreviations and letters denoting honours and awards which will help in understanding the somewhat cryptic content. The lists also include the names of those who had resigned and reasons such as ill-health.
These records are sourced from the National Library of Scotland where there's free access — 1919-1922 and 1938-1945.

Other additions this week are:

Queensland, Windsor Town Council Honour Roll 1914-1925

Billion Graves Cemetery Indexes:
  • Over 68,000 new additions to the Canada Billion Graves Cemetery Index
  • Over 61,000 new additions to the England Billion Graves Cemetery Index
  • Over 4,000 new additions to the Ireland Billion Graves Cemetery Index
  • Over 19,000 new additions to the Scotland Billion Graves Cemetery Index
  • Over 5,000 new additions to the Wales Billion Graves Cemetery Index
  • Over 296,000 new additions to the Australia Graves Cemetery Index
  • Over 28,000 new additions to the New Zealand Billion Graves Cemetery Index

Middlesex Monumental Inscriptions 1485-2014: over 1,300 additional records for burial sites in Cowley

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