TheGe­neal­o­gist re­leases list of of­fi­cers killed in the First World War

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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

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