Ancestry has just released the following records……………………
WWII PoW and Roll of Honour records
With the 70th anniversary of the start of WWII on the 1st of September we should remember those who gave their lives in service but researching ancestors who served in WWII can be tricky as not many records are available for public view. Luckily the British Army Roll of Honour WWII has been decoded from its original format and is now available online so that you can search previously unavailable details for ancestors who were killed in action or who died of their wounds during the period of 1 September 1939 and 31 December 1946.
We also have available the British Army PoW Records WWII, that can give you clues about ancestors who were taken prisoner during the war. Find out details on when they were captured and where they were held in Germany, you may even find out a story about a great escape! There are 107,000 names in this collection and you can search on name, rank, service number and regiment.
Find out more about these Military collections and these new WWII Records