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War Memorials

Some sources for military family history


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1. Websites

United Kingdom

www.pro.gov.uk (Public Record Office)
see, for example, www.pro.gov.uk/research/familyhistory.htm (will take you to information leaflets, including one on First World War Soldiers’ Papers)
[Postal address: Public Record Office, Ruskin Avenue, Kew, Richmond, Surrey, England, TW9 4DU]
www.familyrecords.gov.uk/topics/military_1.htm
www.cwgc.org (Commonwealth War Graves Commission)
www.great-war-casualties.com (Naval & Military Press website advertising Soldiers Died in the Great War CD-ROM)

 

Australia

www.awm.gov.au (Australian War Memorial site, which will take you to a Biographical Database and a Roll of Honour)
www.adfa.edu.au/HISTORY/andrew/diggers.html (Australian Defence Force Academy Australian Imperial Force Project)

 

Canada

www.vac-acc.gc.ca (Department of Veterans’ Affairs)
www.virtualmemorial.gc.ca (has some information about Canadian war dead)
www.archives.ca (National Archives of Canada: under Genealogy Research is a link to the First World War Database, where many original attestation papers have been scanned in)

 

2. Publications

Norman Holding, World War I Army Ancestry(Federation of Family History Societies, 3rd edn 1997)
Irish National War Memorial, Ireland’s Memorial Records (8 vols., 1923)
Colin Moffett (ed.), Newry’s War Dead, 1914-18, 1939-45 (Newry & Mourne District Council, 2002)
Robert Thompson, Bushmills Heroes, 1914-1918 (published by the author, n.d. [1995])
Robert Thompson, Ballymoney Heroes, 1914-1918 (published by the author, 1999)
War Office, Soldiers Died in the Great War 1914-1919 (published as a CD-ROM by the Naval and Military Press, 1998).

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