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Ancestry.com. Sample Records from British Army WWI Service Records, 1914-1920 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 2011.
Original data: The National Archives of the UK (TNA): Public Record Office (PRO).

War Office: Soldiers’ Documents, First World War ‘Burnt Documents’ (Microfilm Copies); (The National Archives Microfilm Publication WO363); Records created or inherited by the War Office, Armed Forces, Judge Advocate General, and related bodies; The National Archives of the UK (TNA), Kew, Surrey, England.

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About Sample Records from British Army WWI Service Records, 1914-1920

Approximately 5 million men served in the British Army in World War One (WWI). This database contains examples of service records for three men who served in WWI and did not re-enlist in the Army prior to World War II. You can call up records for any one of them by typing his first and last name in the search box:

  • Leslie Blacklock
  • Alexander Doherty
  • Alexander Dixon Geddes

These records are comprised of a variety of forms, from enlistment documents to medical forms. In these records, you might find

  • name of soldier
  • age
  • birthplace
  • occupation
  • marital status
  • regimental number
  • date of attestation
  • physical description

You can read more about or search the entire British Army WWI Service Records 1914-1920 here.

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