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Posted on Thursday 13th November

More than six million historic WWI medal rolls have been published online for the first time, detailing an entire generation of men and women who helped Britain and its allies win the Great War.

Available at Ancestry.co.uk, the world’s largest online family history resource, the WWI Service Medal and Award Rolls, 1914-1920 is the most comprehensive collection of medal citations available online, having been digitised from original copies held at The National Archives in Kew.

Now searchable by name, regiment and regimental number, the collection records the entitlement of millions of men and women to various campaign medals according to their individual service. Entries pertaining to the British War Medal, Allied Victory Medal, 1914 Star, 1914-15 Star, Territorial Force War Medal and Allied Subjects Medal are all included within the records.

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Tracing Your First World War Ancestors

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Tracing Your First World War Ancestors

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As the centenary of the outbreak of the First World War approaches there is a huge surge of interest in the men and women who took part in it. This book is a timely guide if you are researching the soldiers, sailors or airmen. It is an accessible, up-to-date and expert introduction to get you on your way and to answer those questions that might crop up during your researches. In a straightforward, easy-to-follow style… Read more...


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