Military Monday: new and updated UK records

As of 25 July, has these major UK military additions.

UK, WWI, 5th London General Hospital, 1917.
Indexed records for 6,972 men with their regiment and rank.

UK, Ireland Army Census, 1911.
Contains birthplace, residence, literacy, religion, employment before enlisting, regiment, and more, for soldiers serving in Ireland in 1911.

UK, Worldwide Army Census, 1911. 
For April 1911 for military personel in the British Isles, including the Channel Islands, and those serving overseas. It also enumerated those serving aboard Royal Navy ships.

UK, Rolls of Honour, 1914-1920.
This collection is for various cities, towns, villages, and parishes. The majority are for Scotland, and also Birmingham.

UK, Highland Light Infantry Chronicle – Index 1908-1920. Names published in the Highland Light Infantry Chronicle, often including service number, publication date, issue, volume, and rank and service number.

UK, The Times – Index of Casualties, 1914.
Names of British Army non-fatal casualties as reported in The Times. The index includes wounded men, those who returned sick, those who were reported missing, or who became a prisoner of war.

UK, Princess Mary’s Gift Box POW list, 1914.
A list of 21,000 names who were prisoners of war at Christmas 1914.

UK, University Rolls of Honour, 1914-1918.
The names of students from various universities who served in some capacity. It also includes the names of students who died in the service of their country.

Here are the latest updates from Ancestry.

Scotland, Ireland and Wales, Militia Attestation Papers, 1800-1915
Sourced from WO 96: Militia Attestation Papers, The National Archives, Kew,  A search returns name, enlistment date, enlistment place, age, regiment and service number. An image of the original is linked at Now with 185,298 records.

UK, Military Records of Baptisms, Confirmations, Marriages and Burials, 1813-1957
Includes links to original register images. Sourced from WO 156: War Office: UK and overseas garrisons: Registers of Baptisms, Confirmations, Deaths/Burials, and Marriage. The National Archives, Kew. Now with 40,319 records.
This is not the only source. See Births, marriages and deaths in the armed forces.

UK, Royal Air Force Airmen Records, 1918-1940
Find name, gender, age, birth date,  birth place, service date: service number, spouse, next of kin, relation to airman. Images are at Fold3. Now with 626,862 records.

One Reply to “Military Monday: new and updated UK records”

  1. Tend to forget sometimes that it is just as important to check Fold3 for military records other than the pension records. Thank you John for the updates on the collections

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