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Search World War I 1914-1918 British Army Deaths, database covers 1913-1921 includes Royal Air Force Deaths and Royal Flying Corps RFC on Familyrelatives.com

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:

GRO War Deaths Army Officers Indexes 1914-1921
GRO War Deaths Army Other Ranks Indexes 1914-1921

Search the World War I British Army records on the following criteria

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

Enter  variants of Unit/Squadron/Ship for instance;
Royal Air Force or RAF or Royal Flying Corps or RFC
R Lancs  for The King's Own (Royal Lancaster Regiment)
KRRC for THE KING'S ROYAL RIFLE CORPS 

Use the wildcard for Army Units i.e. %Lancers for 9th, 16th, 21 Lancers

The data is fully transcribed and therefore easier to search

Includes Royal Air Force Deaths and Royal Flying Corps RFC

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 War Deaths Army Officers Indexes 1914-1921
GRO War Deaths Army Other Ranks Indexes 1914-1921
Includes Royal Air Force Deaths and Royal Flying Corps RFC

Separate indexes of armed forces deaths have been kept since 1761. Following the War Office and Admiralty procedures for reporting, verifying and notifying next of kin of a death or presumed death, these events were recorded in consolidated registers by the General Register Office for England and Wales, but covering the whole of the UK for the period 1914 to 1921.

General Register Office GRO, England and Wales. London, England

 

 

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Search the World War I British Army records on the following criteria

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

Enter  variants of Unit/Squadron/Ship for instance;
Royal Air Force or RAF or Royal Flying Corps or RFC
R Lancs  for The King's Own (Royal Lancaster Regiment)
KRRC for THE KING'S ROYAL RIFLE CORPS 

Use the wildcard for Army Units i.e. %Lancers for 9th, 16th, 21 Lancers

The data is fully transcribed and therefore easier to search