This database contains the Roll of Honour – a listing of British Army casualties from World War II.
The original data comes from the National Archives records series WO 304, War Office: Roll of Honour, Second World War. This Roll was compiled from various War Office records between 1944 and 1949. Originally the data was encoded onto cards using a Hollerith Machine (a unit record machine), the original print outs of which are kept at the National Archives. The cards have since been decoded and transcribed by the Naval & Military Press and published on CD.
Information recorded on the Roll of Honour includes:
- Name of soldier
- Initials, titles, and decorations
- Enlisted rank
- Rank at time of death
- Enlisted Regiment
- Regiment at time of death
- Theater of War or country where wounded or died
- Death date