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WW1 records

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Sylann Report 9 May 2013 19:42

Could some kind person tell me a free site where I can view WW1 records


Flip Report 9 May 2013 19:47

If you are looking for deaths this is free

Otherwise, you can try the national archives site (pay for the record) or Ancestry/FMP, but both of those are subscription sites.

Someone else may correct me, but I don't think the actual records are available free, and the vast majority of records have been destroyed.


Sylann Report 9 May 2013 19:49

Thank you I'll try that one


Flip Report 9 May 2013 19:52

Hi Sylann,

Better to un-mark your post as answered - someone ele may know of other sites, but may not look at your post as you've marked it as answered!

Also, if you post up the details of the person you are looking for someone with a sub to Ancestry/FMP may be able to find the details for you if they have survived.


George_of_Westbury Report 9 May 2013 20:02

WW1 British Army service and pension records are only available on Ancestry having all been transferred from the Nat . Archives, and yes as Flip mentioned only about 30% of these records survive

Also Anc. have Medal cards,but these can also be found at the Nat. Archives, but you have to pay to download the record.

If you are looking for someone why not post names etc