Check these re­sources to paint a full pic­ture of your rel­a­tive’s ser­vice

Who Do You Think You Are? Magazine - - ANCESTORS WW1 -

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.

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