Check these resources to paint a full picture of your relative’s service
CASUALTIES Try the Commonwealth War Graves Commission’s site for deaths, The Genealogist and Findmypast for casualty lists, and Findmypast and Forces War Records for hospital records.
GALLANTRY MEDALS London Gazette mentions all awards. Visit Ancestry and The Genealogist for Military Medals. Ancestry and Findmypast have some Distinguished Conduct Medal citations.
MEDAL INDEX CARDS Cards survive for most combatants. They are available on Ancestry and TNA’s website, and indexed on Findmypast.
MEDAL ROLLS These may provide more details than Medal Index Cards. However, they are currently only available on Ancestry.
MILITARY WOMEN Visit Findmypast for nurses, and the Red Cross website for nursing volunteers. TNA’s website has women Army records.
SILVER WAR BADGE This was issued to soldiers discharged for wounds or sickness. Records are on Ancestry (with images) and indexed on Findmypast.
SOLDIERS’ SERVICE RECORDS Only about 40 per cent survive; look on Ancestry and Findmypast.
WAR DIARIES Useful to trace unit movements and for descriptions of fighting, War Diaries are on Ancestry and TNA’s website.