Commonwealth War Graves Commission Debt of Honour
Search over 1.7 million Commonwealth War Graves Commission records to discover the final resting place of your military ancestors. The collection honours the 1.7 million men and women of the Commonwealth forces who died in the First and Second World Wars and covers cemeteries and memorials at 23,000 locations in more than 150 countries.
Transcripts will reveal the date of your ancestor's death, their rank, regiment service number, age at death, the location of their grave and a link to the CWGC website. A number may also contain additional information.
British Armed Forces, Roman Catholic Registers
Search through thousands of Roman Catholic sacramental registers of baptisms, confirmations, marriages and burials from the British armed forces. The registers contain over 17,000 records for British Army, Royal Air Force, and Royal Navy personnel stationed at home and abroad between 1836 and 1975.
The information found in each record will vary depending on the event type. With each transcript, you will also be able to view an image of the original sacramental register. The registers feature the names of military personnel and their families stationed both at the military towns of Aldershot and Shorncliffe, as well as bases in Cairo, Cyprus, Malta, and more. These records are also available to browse.
British Army, Army Lists 1839-1946
Uncover valuable details about your military ancestor in British Army lists spanning the years 1839 to 1946. This collection is also available to browse.
Containing over 245,000 records, the army lists will enable you to discover your ancestor's birth date, rank, unit and service details, such as where and when they served, whether they were injured or a recipient of a medal, and what type of commission they held.
British Army, East Surrey Regiment 1899-1919
Did your ancestor serve with the East Surrey Regiment during the Boer War or the First World War? Explore an index of more than 28,000 records to discover their rank, regiment, and battalion, as well as details of the wounds or medals they received.
Each record consists of a transcript. The detail found in each transcript will depend on the particular series. Available series include East Surrey Regiment Boer War Medals 1899-1902, East Surrey Regiment 1st Battalion Part II Orders 1915-1918 and East Surrey Regiment 1st Battalion rank & file index 1916-1919.
British Army, Railwaymen Died In The Great War
Explore this index of over 21,000 records found on the National Railway Museum website to uncover details of your ancestor's pre-war career, military service and death. A number of records may also include a link to a photo of your ancestor.
A full list of the railway companies covered by this collection can be found at the bottom of the search page.
British Army, Irish Regimental Enlistment Registers 1877-1924
Search over 11,000 records to discover your military ancestor in enlistment books pertaining to Irish regiments in the British Army that were disbanded in 1922 upon the creation of the Irish Free State. This index pertains to records found on the National Army Museum website. Additional information, including images, can be found on the source's website.
Each record consists of a transcript that will reveal a combination of your ancestor's birth year, birth place, occupation on enlistment, service number, regiment, attestation date, address on discharge, address of next of kin and more.
British Army, Northumberland Fusiliers 1881-1920
Did your ancestor serve with the 'Fighting Fifth' during the Boer War or the First World War? Search over 4,000 new additions to our collection of British Army, Northumberland Fusiliers records to find out. This index, taken from over 70 sources, will enable you to uncover their service history, enlistment date and place, the medals received and if they were wounded in battle.
The names in these records include men who fought in the Fourth Ashanti War (1895-1896), Sudan, Boer War, North West Frontier and First World War. The regiment received battle honours for Modder River and South Africa during the second Boer War. By the First World War, the Northumberland Fusiliers was the second largest infantry regiment in the British Army – the London Regiment was the largest. During the Great War, the regiment received 67 battle honours with 5 Victoria Crosses awarded for gallantry.
British Army Service Records
Over 5,000 new records are now available to browse in our collection of British Army Service records. The new additions pertain to men who served with the Scots Guards between 1799 and 1939.
The collection includes a myriad of Army forms including attestation papers, medical forms, discharge documents, pension claims, and proceedings of regimental boards. The attestation form was completed when the soldier joined the regiment and was updated throughout his military career. This, together with other papers found in soldiers files can help piece together a very detailed picture of an individual.