Bedfordshire Roll of Honour

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<script type=text/javascript src=http://pagead2.googlesyndication.com/pagead/show ads.js></script></div></p>Martin Edwards has created a great website that contains details of over 1,500 men who served in the 1st and 1st Garrison Battalions, Bedfordshire Regiment and died during the First World War. Links to any war memorials in the United Kingdom that these men are known to exist on are also provided plus photographs of either the men of their graves.

What a wonderful resource to offer to historians and genealogists alike.

http://www.roll-of-honour.com/Databases/BedsRegiment1stBattalion/index.html

 

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WW1 Faces

WW1 FacesI have just come across the Imperial War Museum’s website set up to mark the centenary of World War 1. The website states …..

As part of the Imperial War Museum’s First World War Centenary Programme, photographs from the Museum’s ‘Bond of of Sacrifice’ are being uploaded to the photo-sharing site Flickr in a set called ‘Faces of the First World War’.

On Armistice Day 11.11.11, IWM made 100 previously unseen portraits of those who served in the First World War publically available for the first time on Flickr Commons.

IWM will continue to upload photographs to Flickr Commons every weekday until August 2014, the 100th anniversary of the outbreak of the First World War.

The Bond of Sacrifice is an archive of photographs collected by the IWM between 1917 and 1920. All of the photos tell a story. The men shown in them fought – and often died – for Britain and the Commonwealth during the First World War.

This is one of those websites where it would be worthwhile to set aside an evening to listen to the podcasts, read the articles and learn about the various projects that are being undertaken. There is even an interactive online family history course.

http://www.1914.org/centenary/

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WW1 Silver War Badge

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<script type=text/javascript src=http://pagead2.googlesyndication.com/pagead/show ads.js></script></div></p>Ancestry.co.uk have added another dataset to their Military Records Collection. This time it is documents recording the awarding of the Silver War Badge. The Ancestry website gives details of the badge …..

The Silver War Badge was one of World War I’s most distinguished awards. It was given to servicemen who were discharged with a serious wound or illness – they wore it at home so they wouldn’t be accused of not doing their duty.

Our records reveal over 800,000 injured soldiers, sailors and pilots. Find an ancestor among them, and you’ll discover their rank, when they started and finished in the Forces, the unit they left and why they were discharged.

www.ancestry.co.uk

 

NZ WW1 Army Records

Posted: 08 Apr 2011 08:52 AM PDT

Findmypast have just published a new set of military records New Zealand WWI Soldiers.

Below is further information about these records and the valuable details about your ancestors you could discover.

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. Find out more about each of these sources

Here is an example record from this series. It shows the soldier’s military details, as well as other information, such as marital status, last New Zealand address and next of kin details:

NZ WW1 Army Records

Find out more and search these records now

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