First World War

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Records in our First World War Collection

This section includes eight sets of records from the Great War, including medal citations, casualties, prisoners of war and more.

Many of the earlier records from World War 1 were intended to be a comprehensive record of the war, but as time went on it became clear that this unprecedented conflict would be difficult - if not impossible - to accurately detail. Nevertheless, these conscientious archives provide an excellent starting point for research.

If you are researching soldier records from WW1, you may also want to check the categories Medal Rolls & Honours and Regimental & Service Records, both of which contain additional WW1 data.