Category Archives: Military

World War I Publications on Sale

Naval and Military Press has just released a Special Great War Catalog with over 400 titles in this one publication. It provides a full range of Divisional Histories all at 50% off. There are numerous Regimental and Official Histories, contemporary … Continue reading

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WWI Centenary: The Path that led from the Playing Fields to Flanders Fields

Here is a good newspaper article in today’s Online Telegraph by Jeremy Paxman looking at “The Path that led from the Playing Fields to Flanders Fields”. It especially examines the role of the public schools in England the role they … Continue reading

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Scottish Military Wills – Tips for Searching, Using the Results and Workarounds

Let’s take a closer look at the Scottish Soldiers wills so proudly announced as being available on ScotlandsPeople in the last post I made so we understand how and why the records were created, collected and how to search them … Continue reading

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News Release: Historical Wills of Scottish Soldiers Go Online

Historical Wills of Scottish Soldiers Go Online The last wishes of Scottish soldiers at the Front: The National Records of Scotland release Soldiers’ Wills from WW1, WW2, the Boer War, Korean War and other conflicts between 1857 and 1964 The … Continue reading

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WWI Soldiers – Online records – pt3 case study William Henry Milner

British Army WWI Pension Records – “Unburnt Series” – WO364. This set of records is incorrectly called the pension records for they are not pension records in the classic sense. After the destruction of many of the Army records during … Continue reading

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WWI Soldiers – Online Records – pt 2 case study Albert William Alfred Milner

British Army WWI Service Records – “Burnt Series” – Case Study Albert Milner The British Army WWI Service Records, the “Burnt Series” are in WO363. A little of the history behind this series was described in the last post. Here … Continue reading

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WWI Soldiers – Online Records – pt1 Introduction

World War One Soldier’s Records The easiest way to access the records that have survived for WWI soldiers (not officers) is on Ancestry.com. There are two collections entitled – British Army WWI Service Records 1914-1920 and British Army WWI Pension … Continue reading

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WWI – Finding the Dead – Commonwealth War Grave Commission part 3

In the last post we started to discuss the search options for the advanced search screen of the Commonwealth War Graves Commission website at www.cwgc.org.  We discussed ways to search  on Surname and Forename, so please do have a look … Continue reading

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WWI – Finding the Dead – Commonwealth War Graves Commission part 2

In my last posting I did a simple search to find my dead soldier – John Croudace. In this blog posting we are still working with the Commonwealth War Graves Commission website at www.cwgc.org website but let’s examine the advanced … Continue reading

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WWI – Finding the Dead – Commonwealth War Graves Commission part 1

I said in an earlier posting that this year I was going to have a special focus on World War One research. I have had a couple of postings mentioning new resources, but now I want to start explaining how … Continue reading

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