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Forces War Records (Original Records)

over 29 million records

1870s Military Discharges
The Cardwell Reforms refer to a series of reforms of the British Army undertaken by Secretary of State for War (and former soldier) Edward Cardwell between 1868 and 1874 with the support of Liberal Prime Minister William E.
Absent Voters Lists WWI
An act of parliament, The Representation of the People Act 1918, was passed to reform the electoral system in Great Britain and Ireland.
Additional WW2 UK Armed Forces Records
A small collection of WW2 records for Escape and Evasion and Special Operations.
Air Ministry Casualty Communiques WWII
Throughout the Second World War, the Air Ministry regularly published Casualty Communiques through the Ministry of Information which announced, or updated the status of missing Air Force personnel.
AIR20 Air Ministry Papers
 Branch folders accumulated by the Air Historical Branch and unregistered papers from British Forces in the Middle East relating to operations, intelligence etc., mainly in 1915 to 1922, and from the Sudan Defence Force 1920 to 1939.
American Airmen WWI
Before the United States entered WWI many Americans volunteered to serve in the armed forces of Great Britain and France.
American Roll of Honour WWI
The United States declared war on Germany on April 6, 1917, nearly three years after the First World War started.
Australian Imperial Force Nominal Roll WWI
 This nominal roll is a record of members of the Australian Imperial Force who served overseas during WWI.
Australian Imperial Force – Embarkation Nominal Roll WWI
 This roll contains records of personnel within units and reinforcements of the Australian Imperial Force (AIF) as they embarked from Australia for overseas service during the First World War.
Bristol Grammar School - Roll of Honour and Record of War Service
Detailed records of those who died during WWII and records of service of past members of the Bristol Grammar School.
British Prisoners of War in Germany & Italy WWII
This collection contains records of British servicemen who were held as Prisoner of War in Germany or Italy.
British Red Cross & Order of St John Enquiry List of 1917
Records from centres recording those who went missing or were wounded during WW1
Civilian Nurses 1939-45
This collection contains the Register of nurses and supplementary registers maintained by the General Nursing Council for the wartime years of 1939-45.
Cornwall Militia & Sea Fencibles Index, 1780-1831
This collection contains information on soldiers who were registered for potential service in the Cornwall Militia and the Sea Fencibles in the years 1780 to 1831.
Craven's Part in The Great War
Craven’s Part in the Great War was compiled and edited by John T. Clayton, the editor of the “Craven Herold,” Skipton, Yorkshire.
Crimean War Casualties 1853-1856
Transcribed from contemporary editions of the London Gazette, this collection lists approximately 16,000 battle casualties, many of whom do not appear on the Crimean medal rolls.
Cumberland News WWI Records
During the First World War local newspapers were a vital means of keeping abreast of the news of the war.
Cumberland News WWII Records
This is the third instalment in Sue Yardley and Sue Gallagher’s transcription of their local newspapers.
Edinburgh University Roll of Honour WWI
Edinburgh University recorded all those students and young graduates who served in the Forces during WW1 after graduating from the Officers’ Training Corps.
Exclusive Records of Imperial Prisoners of War Held in Japan
During World War II, the Japanese Armed Forces captured nearly 140,000 Allied military personnel (Australia, Canada, Great Britain, India, Netherlands, New Zealand, and the United States) in the Southeast Asia and Pacific areas.