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De Ruvigny's Roll of Honour 1914-1918, a Biographical Record of all members of His Majesty's Naval and Military Forces who have fallen in the War

Familyrelatives.com continues to enlarge its First and Second World War collection and is excited to add De Ruvigny's Roll of Honour (2 volumes). The Roll of Honour contains the Biographies of more than 25,000 men (officers and other ranks). Already the records of 12,500 servicemen who lost their lives in the Great War have been currently uploaded. The detail personal to each man varies but generally is exceptional as demonstrated below:

AKEHURST, ALEXANDER JAMES,

Private, No 1539, 5th Battn. Royal Sussex Regt., s/ of Alfred Akehurst, of Walters Farm Cottage, Ticehurst, Sussex, Farm Labourer, by his wife, Sussanah, dau. of George Cheesman; b. Etchingham, co. Sussex, 22 June, 1896; educ. Frimwell School ; was a farm labourer on Walters Farm ; joined the Sussex Territorials, 29 Aug, 1912 ; mobilised, 5 Aug. 1914 on the outbreak of war ; went with battn. To Dover and then to the Tower, where he volunteered for Imperial service ; left England for the Front, 18 Feb, 1915, and was killed in action at the Battle of Careney, 9 May, 1915,; unm. He was buried about about half a mile from St Vaast.

The Biographical information varies although generally includes Name, rank, regiment or ship, military action, dates of joining, mobilisation and date, circumstances and place of death. It may also include parents name and address, education, date of marriage, spouses' name and names of children with dates of birth. The Roll of Honour also features several thousand photographs of the men.

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