Ancestry adds UK, World War II Women’s Land Army Index Cards, 1939-1948

The Women’s Land Army was established to help the UK boost its wartime food production. Records in this collection consist of index cards to Second World War service records and are usually handwritten and are organised alphabetically by last name.

This collection of 91,069 cards includes the following details:

  • Name
  • Any known aliases, including maiden names
  • Address
  • Employment county
  • Employment place
  • Birthdate
  • Age at enrollment
  • Date of enrollment
  • Occupation
  • Date of employment
  • Date of release
  • WLA membership number

The example is picked at random. The majority of women employed by the WLA were young and likely unmarried at the time of their enrollment. If she married during the war search by both her maiden and married names.

Interesting that these Second World War era records are open but regular military records are not.

One Reply to “Ancestry adds UK, World War II Women’s Land Army Index Cards, 1939-1948”

  1. It does seem confusing that certain records are open while others aren’t…I keep hoping more Home Guard records, including those from Hampshire, might get released…

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