TheGenealogist releases list of officers killed in the First World War
A new set of records of Army and Royal Flying Corps officers who were killed in the First World War has been released on thegenealogist.co.uk. The family history website made the records available on 11 November 2018, the 100th anniversary of the Armistice.
TheGenealogist has indexed Officers Died in the Great War 1914–1919, a volume of records that was published by His Majesty’s Stationery Office in 1921.
Subscribers to the website can search this record set for their ancestors’ names and find details of their rank, regiment, and date and cause of death; a digitised image of their entry in the original book; and a link to their page on the Commonwealth War Graves Commission website ( www.cwgc.org).
The new record set includes a number of famous individuals. For example, it features the death of war poet Wilfred Owen, a lieutenant in the 5th Battalion of the Manchester Regiment (Territorial). He was killed in action one week before the end of the war, on 4 November 2018. He became posthumously famous with the publication of his poetry including Dulce et Decorum Est (1920), which unsparingly recorded the horrors of the Western Front.
TheGenealogist has also published additional Rolls of Honour, records of war memorials, and war graves plans, maps and listings.
Wilfred Owen (front row, third from left) is included in the new record set
This portrait by Gerty Simon was probably taken in 1920s Berlin