Military Records

Military Records

British military records are available from the Boer War including details of 54,000 British soldiers that were killed or wounded.  Our sister site FamilyHistory.co.uk has a useful history of the Boer War 1899-1902 if you would like to know more about the conflict.  Other Military Records include The Great War (World War One) 1914-1918 and World War Two 1939-1945.  Other military history information is available including the Waterloo Medal Roll 1815.  The information available for the First World War (WW1) and Second World War (WW2) includes service records, pension records, medal rolls, casualties, army rolls, prisoners of war records and news reels from the Second World War.

Merchant Sailors

Let’s not forget the unsung heroes of the First and Second World War. Merchant navy casualties were extremely high in both WWI and WWII.  A War Office report 1922 entitled Statistics of the Military Effort of the British Empire During the Great War 1914-1920 listed British Merchant Navy losses separately at a figure of 14,661.

Second World War Merchant Navy total casualties are recorded at a figure of 45,329. The Dover War Memorial Project confirm that one in three Merchant Navy seamen did not survive the 2nd World War.  Those killed number 30,248, missing 4654, wounded 4707, prisoners of war 5720.  There is a lot of information on the Dover War Memorial Project website.

For information on Merchant Navy Sailors from 1850-1927 use the following link: