Friday, 8 April 2011

More military material on FindmyPast

FindmyPast (www.findmypast.co.uk) has released two new military datasets on its website.

Royal Navy Officers Medal Roll 1914-1920
These records comprise a transcript of the complete WWI Campaign Medal Rolls to 53,000 officers of all branches of the Royal Navy.

Added to the transcript are service details for a large number of officers, particularly those killed in action or died of wounds during WWI. In many cases, post-war deaths and WWII deaths are noted.

The medals that the rolls cover are: The 1914 Star, the Clasp to the 1914 Star, the 1914-15 Star, the British War Medal and the Victory Medal.


New Zealand WWI Soldiers
This is a set of records for 288,526 New Zealand WWI service personnel and reserves.

The records are obtained from the following sources: Nominal Rolls, First and Second Division Rolls of the New Zealand Expeditionary Force Reserve, Native Reserve Lists, Military Defaulters List, New Zealanders who served with the Australian Imperial Force, Guthrie Index, Smith Index, Halpin Index, British Section NZEF, Fijian Contingent, Roll Of Honour Section 3 and the Stock Index.


There's further information on the company blog at www.findmypast.co.uk/media/news/news-item.jsp?doc=militaryrecords.html

(With thanks to FindmyPast)

Chris

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