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Atlanta

Atlanta Report 11 Mar 2013 12:59

Hi does anyone know of a free mililtary site for WW1 and WW2 also were records kept for the Boar War, were men subscripted?

Atlanta

GlitterBaby

GlitterBaby Report 11 Mar 2013 13:15

Google Boer War as many sites are available

Just one of many that can be found

http://www.boer-war.com/Military/British/TroopArrivals.html


WW1 records are on Ancestry but 70% were lost during WW2

You can apply for WW2 records on this site

http://www.veterans-uk.info/service_records/army.html

Atlanta

Atlanta Report 11 Mar 2013 13:17

Thank you so much again

mgnv

mgnv Report 11 Mar 2013 17:05

The Boer War was an all-volunteer force.

Conscription was in effect 1916-1919, with the last conscriptee released in 1920.

Conscription was in effect 1939-1960, with the last conscriptee released in 1963.
During WW2, women were liable for conscription. Not all conscriptees were put into the armed services - 10% of males were forced to work in coal mines, with the last of these released in 1948.

was plain ann now annielaurie

was plain ann now annielaurie Report 11 Mar 2013 21:56

You can find records for men who served in the Boer War on the FindmyPast website

Reggie

Reggie Report 11 Mar 2013 22:42

It must be pointed out that only the serviceman/woman or his/her proven next of kin can apply for WW2 records, and that they cost £30.00, unless the applicant is the person whose records they are, or his/her widow/er.

Atlanta

Atlanta Report 12 Mar 2013 11:14

thank you for your help

Joy Kentish Maid

Joy Kentish Maid Report 12 Mar 2013 11:28

A tips thread that, hopefully will be of help, too:
http://www.genesreunited.co.za/boards/board/genealogy_chat/thread/1183513

Atlanta

Atlanta Report 12 Mar 2013 12:37

thank you

Denis

Denis Report 17 Mar 2013 09:26

In fact the position regarding applications for WW2 service records by those other than next of kin is explained in great detail here:

https://www.gov.uk/government/organisations/ministry-of-defence/about/publication-scheme#service-records---requests-for-service-records-of-deceased-service-personnel-and-home-guard

Joy Kentish Maid

Joy Kentish Maid Report 17 Mar 2013 16:42

You're welcome, Atlanta. Happy hunting.