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Familyrelatives.com provides a growing selection of Military records a vital building block when researching your family tree for ancestors who served in the armed forces. Many of the Army records, Navy records and Royal Air Force are fully transcribed making it easier to search and locate your ancestors who served in World War One or World War Two. Other vital records include the National Roll, Commissioned Sea Officers of the Royal Navy, Roll of Honour, Royal Air Force lists, Army births, marriages and deaths abroad and records for the USA military. Royal Navy Records Newsletter

 

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Army records, Navy records and Royal Air Force records added May 2010 - Available with Subscription only

  Air Force List April 1949
  Air Force List January 1954
  Britain's Roll of glory
  Corps of Royal Marines 1826
  Craven's Part in The Great War
  His Majesty's Minesweepers 1943
  Indian Army & Civil Service List 1865
  Mr. Punch's history of the great war
  New Zealand Army List 1938
  Official Army List Dec 1880
  Old Cheltonians Serving with his Majesty's 1940
  Rifle Brigade Chronicles 1898 

The Rifle Brigade Chronicles 1898

The Rifle Brigade (Prince Consort's Own) was an infantry regiment of the British Army, formed in 1800 to provide sharpshooters, scouts for its many skirmishers and battles in the Baltic expedition, Peninsular Wars, Crimean War, Indian Mutiny through to the Mahdist Wars.

 

The Chronicles provide a Calendar of the Rifle Brigades battles, skirmishes and events for the past 100 years and includes;

 

 

Roll of Past Officers showing War Services.

 

A brief account of the Battle of Khartoum - in whichKitchener who was sent to avenge the death of General Gordon and reconquer the Sudan, won fame in 1898 for winning the Battle of Omdurman (a suburb of Khartoum) and securing control of the Sudan after which he was given the title "Lord Kitchener of Khartoum" - is included as well as other fights and letters to the editor.

Details generally include name, rank, regiment and promotions.

 

The Chronicles include; Roll of Past Officers on the Active List and Roll of Officers of the Rifle Brigade serving with the Battalions and Extra Regimentally employed. Regimental Records of the Battalion, Companies and Musketry as well as Sports and Pastimes of which Cricket, Football and Athletics teams are listed. Includes regimental medals and trophies, an Obituary section is also listed.


  Roll of Honour of The Commercial Bank of Scotland Limited
  Royal army medical corps 1914-1919
  Royal Naval College Dartmouth May 1930
  Royal Navy Dartmouth September 1933
  The 42nd East Lancashire Division 1914-1918
  The Book of Remembrance & War Record of Mill Hill School 1939-1945
  The British People at War
  The History of the London Rifle Brigade 1859-1919
  The Navy List of Retired Officers July 1947
  The Navy List Vol.1-3 Jan 1952
  The Roll of Honour of Birmingham men and women who gave their lives in the Great War 1914-1918
  War Service Record 1939-1945 Commercial Bank of Scotland
  Whitaker's Naval and Military Directory 1898

  Military Records added November 2008 and expanded 2009 - Available with Subscription only

  Anzac Roll of Honour 1914-1919
  Artist Rifles
  Commissioned Sea Officers of the Royal Navy 1660-1815
  New Zealand Roll of Honour
  Waterloo Roll Call
  British Naval Biographical Dictionary, 1849
  Royal Air Force List - 1920
  Royal Air Force List - 1922
  Royal Air Force List - 1929
  Charterhouse Register 1872-1910

  Tasmanian Nurse's War Record 1914-1918    

  Tasmanian War Record 1914-1918 - Roll of Honour     

  Indian Army List 1939     

  Peninsula Medal Roll 1793-1814     
  De Ruvigny's Roll of Honour 1914-1918     
  List of the University of Cambridge 1914-1918    

Army Lists
 

The Army Lists 1798 - 1888 include Surgeon General Alexander Francis Preston who may have been the person Sir Arthur Conan Doyle - the Scottish physician and writer most noted for his stories about the detective Sherlock Holmes - who created and based the character Dr Watson on following his experiences in Afghanistan, where he was wounded in the Battle of Maiwand in 1880.


  Army Lists     
  Army List 1798      
  Army List 1810      
  Army List 1819      
  Army List 1824      
  Army List 1827      
  Army List 1831      
  Army List 1836      
  Army List 1840      
  Army List 1842      
  Army List 1846      
  Harts Army List 1850      
  Harts Army List & Militia List 1857     
  Harts Army List & Militia List 1858      
  Harts Army List & Militia List 1865      
  Harts Army List & Militia List 1868      
  Harts Army List & Militia List 1868 Version 2      
  Harts Army List, Militia List & Indian Civil Service List 1879     
  Harts Army List, Militia List, Yeomanry Cavalry List & Indian Civil Service List 1888      
  Official Army List 1888      
  Officers of the Army and Marines 1816     

 
   
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British World War I Military Records  
World War I National Roll - All 14 Volumes

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GRO War Deaths Army Officers Indexes 1914-1921

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GRO War Deaths Army Other Ranks Indexes 1914-1921

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GRO War Deaths Royal Air Force Indexes 1914-1921

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GRO War Deaths Royal Navy All Ranks Indexes 1914-1921

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GRO War Deaths Royal Naval Air Service 1914-1921

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Soldiers who died in the Great War 1914-1921

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British World War II Military Records  
GRO War Deaths Army Officers Indexes 1939-1948

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GRO War Deaths Army Other Ranks 1939-1948

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GRO War Deaths Royal Navy Officers Indexes 1939-1948

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GRO Naval Ratings Indexes 1939-1948

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GRO War Deaths Royal Air Force all Ranks 1939-1948

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Armed Forces - Overseas Indexes  
Armed Forces Births 1761 - 1994 FREE

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Armed Forces Marriages 1818 - 1994 FREE

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Armed Forces Deaths 1796 - 1994 FREE
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 USA World War II - Enlistment records 1938 - 1946 FREE

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 USA World War II - Prisoners of War 1941 - 1946 FREE

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 Korean War - Prisoners of War 1950 - 1953 FREE

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Anzac Roll of Honour 1914-1919
Artist Rifles
British Naval Biographical Dictionary, 1849
Commissioned Sea Officers of the Royal Navy 1660-1815
New Zealand
Roll Of Honour
Waterloo
Roll Call
Royal Air Force List 1920
Royal Air Force List 1922
Royal Air Force List 1929

Commissioned Sea Officers of the Royal Navy 1660-1815 

The list was conceived and compiled by David Bonner Smith an Admiralty Librarian. The immense task filled 13 large notebooks and the records were transcribed from the following sources;

Pepys's Flag Officer List 1660 - 1688
Pepys's Sea Officer List 1660 - 1688
House of Commons Journal, 2 Feb. 1698/9
Admiralty List 1700
Sea Officers List 1717-1815
Chamberlayne's Present State of Great Britain 1726 - 1748
Rear Admiral Hardy's List 1783
Steel's Lists 1780 - 1815
Official Navy Lists 1814, 1815

The list includes the name of the Officer, rank and year they were commissioned, and includes the Vice-Admiral Horatio Nelson, 1st Viscount Nelson as well as Captain Thomas Masterman Hardy and many other Sea Officers of the Royal Navy.

Please see the "Abbreviations" for the Officers Rank, Posts or Appointments and the "Note on Dates".

For more information please see the "History of the List"

 

 

British World War I Military Records 1914 - 1918

World War I, also known as the First World War, the Great War, the War of the Nations, and the War to End All Wars.

It was a world conflict which lasted over four years from August 1914 to November 11, 1918 - the day of Armistice when hostilities ended and the Allies achieved victory.

The Allied Powers principally the British Empire, France and the United States defeated the Central Powers of Europe - Germany, the Austro-Hungarian and the Ottoman Empire.

The number of World War I casualties is a subject of much debate although some estimates put the figure as high as 37 million (military and civilian) casualties with over 22 million wounded and some 15 million killed.
The number of military deaths is put at approximately 9 million with the Allied Powers losing some 5 million soldiers.

Familyrelatives.com is the only Family History website that allows you to search for soldiers who died in World War I by any criteria. The information available is comprised of the indexes to the Deaths of World War I soldiers, sailors and airmen. You can search on the following criteria:

The information can be searched on the following criteria.

· Last Name
· 1st Name
· Unit
· Number
· Rank
· Year

British World War I Military Records 1914 - 1918 
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DATABASE COVERS 1914-1921

GRO War Deaths Army Officers Indexes 1914-1921
GRO War Deaths Army Other Ranks Indexes 1914-1921
GRO War Deaths Royal Air Force Indexes 1914-1921
GRO War Deaths Navy All Ranks Indexes 1914-1921

British World War II Military Records 1939 - 1948 
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GRO War Deaths British Army Officers Indexes 1939-1948
GRO War Deaths British Army Other Ranks 1939-1948
GRO War Deaths Naval Officers Indexes 1939-1948
GRO Naval Ratings Indexes 1939-1948
GRO War Deaths Royal Air Force all Ranks 1939-1948

The information can be searched on the following criteria.

· Last Name
· 1st Name
· Squadron
· Number
· Rank
· Year
 

World War II - Air Force Deaths DATABASE COVERS 1935-1950

Royal Air Force

The Royal Air Force Records are fully searchable. The information covers all those from Air Chief Marshals to aircraftmen. The information is poignant and illustrates the terrible cost of the War - with 957 Squadron Leaders alone (equivalent rank a major in the Army or a Commander of the Royal Navy) being killed during the Second World War.

The information can be searched on the following criteria.

· Last Name
· 1st Name
· Unit
· Number
· Rank
· Year
 

World War II - Navy Deaths DATABASE COVERS 1935-1950

Royal Navy

The Royal Navy Records are fully searchable and cover all those who died on service in the Royal Navy as well as soldiers who or who were onboard a Royal Naval ship at the time they died. There are over 8,000 different ships listed in the information and over 2,000 different ranks. Royal Marines of all ranks are included in this section. The lists reflect the loss of many well known ships such as the Royal Oak, Hood, Ark Royal, Prince of Wales, Repulse and the Barham.

The information can be searched on the following criteria.

· Last Name
· 1st Name
· Ship
· Number
· Rank
· Year
 

 

The National Roll of the Great War 1914 - 1918 (14 Volumes) Complete collection now online

The National Roll of the Great War is a unique series of 14 volumes containing 110,000 names and records of British Forces who served during the Great War. The volumes were published by the National Publishing Company and are extremely rare. Each regional volume contains a biography of men and women who largely survived the Great War.

The volumes are a valuable resource in discovering individuals who served in the First World War and help to give a sense of who each individual was and their active service. The entries provide a brief description of service, rank, regiment, dates, demobilisation and address.

A typical entry in the Manchester Roll is shown below:

LEE W. S. Corporal (Signaller). R. E.

He volunteered in September 1914, and in the following March was sent to Egypt, where he took part in the fighting on the Suez Canal. Later he took part in the Landing at Gallipoli, the three Battles of Krithia and other engagements until invalided home suffering from dysentery. On his recovery he was transferred to Mesopotamia and during his service in this seat of war, was in engagements at Amara and the capture of Baghdad. He was demobilised in August 1919, and holds the 1914-1915 Star and the General Service and Victory Medals.

 

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Volume 11 Manchester

These records are unique and can be searched by name, rank or regiment.

SEARCH ALL NATIONAL ROLLS I - XIV

 

National Roll of the Great War 1914 - 1918 (14 Volumes)
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Section I - London

Section II - London
Section III - London
Section IV - Southampton
Section V - Luton

Section VI - Birmingham

Section VII - London
Section VIII - Leeds
Section IX - Bradford
Section X - Portsmouth
Section XI - Manchester

Section XII - Bedford & Northampton

Section XIII - London
Section XIV - Salford

 

Soldiers who died in the Great War 1914-1921 

World War I (1914-1918) otherwise known as the Great War, saw many casualties. Thousands of officers and their men lost their lives in France, Belgium and elsewhere. Battlefield casualties survived only to die later from their wounds and others died in captivity.

In 1921 eighty volumes were published listing every soldier (including officers and other ranks) who died in the Great War of 1914-1918. We have made available this information which lists over 700,000 soldiers of all ranks who lost their lives.

The Familyrelatives.com database is unique because it allows you - the user, to search on a wide and varied criteria including the soldier's

· Surname
· Forename 1
· Forename 2
· Place of Birth
· Place of Enlistment
· Place of Residence
· Soldier's Serial Number
· Rank at time of death
· How the soldier died
· Where the soldier died
· Date of Death
· Supplementary Notes
· Regiment
· Battalion

The reason this database is unique is that it allows a search to be made on any criteria - for example ... on all those soldiers who died on the 3rd day of the Battle of the Somme from a particular regiment such as The Black Watch (Royal Highlanders) Regiment.

Below is a selection of the Regiments included in the database:

The Bedfordshire and Hertfordshire Regiment
The Black Watch (Royal Highlanders)
The Border Regiment
The Buffs (East Kent Regiment)
The Cambridgeshire Regiment
The Cameronians (Scottish Rifles)
The Cheshire Regiment
The Connaught Rangers
The Devonshire Regiment
The Dorsetshire Regiment
The Duke of Cambridge's Own (Middlesex Regiment)
The Duke of Cornwall's Light Infantry
The Duke of Edinburgh's (Wiltshire Regiment)
The Duke of Wellington's (West Riding Regiment)
The Durham Light Infantry
The East Lancashire Regiment
The East Surrey Regiment
The East Yorkshire Regiment
The Essex Regiment
The Gloucestershire Regiment
The Gordon Highlanders
The Hampshire Regiment
The Herefordshire Regiment
The Hertfordshire Regiment
The Highland Cyclist Battalion
The Highland Light Infantry
The Huntingdonshire Cyclist Battalion
The Kent Cyclist Battalion
The King's (Liverpool Regiment)
The King's (Shropshire Light Infantry)
The King's Own (Royal Lancaster Regiment)
The King's Own (Yorkshire Light Infantry)
The King's Own Scottish Borderers
The King's Royal Rifle Corps
The Lancashire Fusiliers
The Leicestershire Regiment
The Lincolnshire Regiment
The London Regiment,
The Loyal North Lancashire Regiment
The Manchester Regiment
The Monmouthshire Regiment
The Norfolk Regiment 

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GRO NATAL & SOUTH AFRICAN FORCES DEATHS 1899-1902

The South African War commonly referred to as The Boer War in this instance being the Second Boer War.

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