FamilyRelatives.com have announced…….
From Wellington to General Gordon of Khartoum
Familyrelatives is proud to announce the addition of 1,000,000 New Military Records spanning over 100 years.
This autumn marks the 201st anniversary of the beginning of the Peninsular War and to commemorate, the event Familyrelatives.com has added over 1 million army records covering a broad range from 1808 through to De Ruvigny’s biographical record of World War I soldiers.
The Peninsular Medal Roll 1808-1814
In 1808 Napoleon deposed the Spanish monarch and replaced him with his brother Joseph Bonaparte. Recognising the increased threat that Napoleon posed to Great Britain – British Forces under the command of Sir Arthur Wellesley, the future Duke of Wellington, landed in Portugal to check Napoleon’s progress. After 5 years of prolonged and bitter campaigning Napoleon’s forces were routed at the Battle of Vitoria, on June 21, 1813 and the liberation of Spain was complete.
The Peninsular Medal Roll is one of most valuable and unique records covering the conflict and sets out invaluable information about some of those who fought in the Iberian Peninsular. The following information is given in the database. Forename, Surname, Rank, Number of Clasps, Particulars of Clasps, Remarks, Regiment.
De Ruvigny’s Roll of Honour 1914-1918
We continue to add to our First and Second World War collection and are excited to have added De Ruvigny’s Roll of honour (2 volumes). The Roll of Honour includes the Biographies of over 25,000 men although we have currently uploaded 12,500 men who lost their lives in the Great War. The detail varies however, the example below gives a good indication of what kind of information can be found.