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World War 2 Allies Collection
Now enhanced with over 566,000 additional records released in the past three years, this collection features enlistments, casualty lists, rolls of honour and more. It includes soldiers, nurses and Home Front civilians.

The 15,811,779 member collection includes 36,666 Canadian records from the Commonwealth War Graves Commission and Canada, Military Honours and Awards Citation Cards.

British Army, Royal York Rangers

Formed in 1807, this unique regiment served in the West Indies before disbanding in 1819. This index collection of 2,941 records is compiled from TNA collections:

WO25: Returns of service, pension records, and miscellaneous documents.
ADM337: Admiralty documents related to naval personnel.
WO116: Chelsea Pensioners’ records.
HO9: Home Office records concerning prisoners and penal establishments.
ADM37: Ships’ muster books and pay lists.

Yorkshire, Leeds City Police 1899-1939

This collection charts the lives and careers of 513 officers who kept law and order in Yorkshire’s largest city. Find:

  • Name
  • Birth date
  • Birthplace
  • Police appointment date
  • 1911 Census address or the address from the 1918 absent voters’ list
  • Police rank in 1914
  • 1921 census address
  • 1939 register address
  • Division
  • Date joined reserve

Newspapers added in the past week with issues from over a century ago are the Belper News, 1922-1923, 1925, 1932; and Crawley and District Observer, 1889, 1982-1984, 1986-1989, 1995.

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