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zenawarrior Report 21 Mar 2014 18:15

i was watching a rerun of Who Do You Think You Are and the "star" had a death certificate of a soldier
can i get them and how do i go about getting them for my fallen
thanks zena :-D


Porkie_Pie Report 21 Mar 2014 18:21

Have you found the death entry on any index?

Findmypast has military deaths, you can then buy the cert from the GRO

If you don't have access then post the details and someone may have a look for you

Added, What do you expect the death cert to tell you? Most military death certs from soldiers who died in action simply say died of wounds



zenawarrior Report 21 Mar 2014 18:26

hi porkie
i didnt know soldiers killed in ww1 had death certificates
so its just like getting a normal certificate then?


Porkie_Pie Report 21 Mar 2014 18:32

Yes it is, Have you looked for a will?

soldiers were advised to make a will and if one exists it should be listed and will be available to download

I Added to my previous post



zenawarrior Report 21 Mar 2014 18:37

i dont really know what i expect
yes i have already got some of their wills i found that information on this site when this section first started
thanks for your help zena <3


KathleenBell Report 22 Mar 2014 10:56

Death certificates of soldiers who died in the first world war don't often give a lot of information. The cause of death is likely to be either "Killed in Action" or "Died of Wounds".

Kath. x


DazedConfused Report 22 Mar 2014 13:43

And not all servicemen made them.


zenawarrior Report 22 Mar 2014 15:39

thanks kathleen and dazed x


mgnv Report 23 Mar 2014 09:15

For war deaths, Scottish & English d.certs are very similar.
There are free examples of war returns from Boer War, WW1 & WW2 registers at:
[last links at foot of page]


zenawarrior Report 23 Mar 2014 12:03

thank you mgnv will take a look <3