Officers Died in the Great War 1914-1919 on Familyrelatives.com
Part I Old and New Armies
Part II Territorial Force
Published in 1919 by HMSO and compiled in the Officers Casualties branch of the War Office from reports to the notice of the Military Secretary.
Published in one volume. In Part I the names are tabulated alphabetically while in Part II they are arranged by Ranks.
Over 22500 names are listed although some names are duplicated as having served in other regiments or corps.
The records include name and first names, rank, regiment or corps, how they died - Killed in Action (K. in A.), Died of Wounds (D. of W.), Killed (Killed other than in action), Died (from Natural Causes etc.) Influenza at the time killed many millions of people and was made worse especially amongst military troops those living in close quarters like
Includes Officers missing and missing believed killed. The Memoranda lists additional names. Hospital Ships, Transports and mail Steamers connected with these Rolls which have been sunk or disabled by enemy action.
The records also tell us of those who lost their lives at sea when even hospital ships fell victim to enemy action. The nation lamented the loss of its largest ship the Britannic which was sunk in the Mediterranean. Mercifully of the 1,066 crew and wounded service personnel only 30 souls were lost. A huge contrast to its ill fated sister ship the Titanic when 1,523 were drowned out of the 2,228 on board.
The records were digitised and provided online for easier searching and are a useful resource when researching family military history. The collection now forms part of Familyrelatives.com’s online military archives which number over 20 million records.