To coincide with Remembrance Day, UK family history site, www.GenesReunited.co.uk
has released a variety of military records taking its collection to 8.5 million.
The British Army Service Records are just one of the latest records added to the site and they include the Chelsea Pensioners British Army Service records from 1760-1913. These records are an important resource for family historians as they provide rich information on the soldierâ€™s name, place of birth, regiment and the dates of service within the British Army.
New WW1 and WW11 Prisoner of War records have also been added to Genes Reunited. These records hold vital information; the Prisoner of War 1939 â€“ 1945 records detail the prisonerâ€™s name, rank, regiment, camp number, camp type and camp location.
Rhoda Breakell, Head of Genes Reunited, comments: â€œFrom the Harold Gillies Archive to the Military Nurses 1856 â€“ 1940 weâ€™ve released a huge variety of records. These new records will be an invaluable resource for people wanting an insight into the lives of their ancestors. â€
From today people interested in tracking down their ancestors can visit www.genesreunited.co.uk and search the latest records listed below:
Â· WWII Escapers and Evaders
Â· Military Nurses 1856 – 1940
Â· Army Reserve of England and Wales 1803
Â· 1st Foot Guards attestations 1775-1817
Â· Regimental Indexes 1806
Â· Manchester Roll of Honour 1914-1916
Â· Manchester City Battalions 1914-1916
Â· Royal Artillery Military Medals 1916-1991
Â· Royal Artillery Honours & Awards 1939-1946
Â· Harold Gillies Archive
Â· Royal Red Cross Register
Â· British Officers taken Prisoner of War between August 1914 and November 1918
Â· Prisoners of War – Naval & Air Forces of Great Britain & Empire – 1939-1945
Â· Prisoners of War – Armies and land Forces of the British Empire 1939-1945
Â· Oldham Pals 1914-1916
Â· Oldham Roll of Honour 1914-1916
Â· Prison Hulk Registers 1811-1843
Â· Ted Beard – RAF Nominal Roll 1918
Â· British Army Service Records 1760-1915 [WO 96 and WO 97]
WO 96 – Militia
WO 97 – Pensions 1760-1913
WO 119 – Kilmainham Pensions
WO 121 – CHEPS discharges
WO 122 – CHEPS discharges (foreign regiments)
WO 128 – Imperial Yeomanry
WO 131 – CHEPS deferred pensions 1838-1896
The newly added military records can be viewed on a pay-per-view basis or Platinum members can choose to add on the record set to their package for a low cost. The military records have been added to the existing military additional features package.
Meanwhile, over at TheGenealogist.co.uk…
As we remember those who fought and fell in the Great War, TheGenealogist website is adding new military records to help you discover the role your ancestor played in the conflict. For example…
Hart’s Army List, 1908
Army List, July 1910
Army List, February 1917
Navy List, December 1914
Navy List, February 1938
and at Ancestry.co.uk…
More than 67,000 British military POW records published online â€“ Ancestry.co.uk
Records contain details of British military personnel imprisoned during WWI and WWII
Famous pilot POWs Douglas Bader and William Ash are listed in the records
More than 14 million war records available to view free online at Ancestry.co.uk this Remembrance Day
Ancestry.co.uk, the family history website, recently launched online the UK Prisoner of War Records, 1914-1945, a collection spanning both World Wars and detailing the names of more than 67,000 British military POWs.
During WWI and WWII, thousands of servicemen were taken prisoner and forced to endure the harsh conditions of POW camps. These records detail the name, rank and regiment of these British military personnel as well their camp location, date of capture and release date.
Most of these newly digitalised records (59,000) pertain to WWII and pilot POWs are included for the very first time. The RAF and its pilots played a vital role in WWII both protecting UK airspace and attacking enemy ships, airbases and other industries key to the German war effort.