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Ancestry.com. UK, Memorial Books WWI and WWII, 1914-1945 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2012. This collection was indexed by Ancestry World Archives Project contributors.
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Sayers, William Charles Berwick, ed. Croydon and the Second World War: The Official History of the War Work of the Borough and Its Citizens from 1939–1945, Together with the Croydon Roll of Honour. Croydon, England: The Croydon Corporation, 1949.

University of London Officers Training Corps Roll of War Service 1914–1919. London: Military Education Committee of the University of London, 1921.

London County Council. Record of Service in the Great War 1914–18 by members of the London County Council. London: London County Council, 1922.

About UK, Memorial Books WWI and WWII, 1914-1945

The three books in this database contain names of people from the University of London Officers Training Corps and the London City Council staff who served in World War I and residents from the Borough of Croydon who served or were killed in World War II. The volumes typically provide some biographical details for each person mentioned. "LCC" stands for London County Council. The Roll of War Service is from the University of London. Information provided varies, but you may find the following details:

  • name
  • birth date
  • residence
  • military unit(s)
  • rank
  • dates of service
  • date, place, and cause of death
  • place of burial
  • POWs
  • honors and awards
  • photograph

Each volume also contains some history of either World War I or II as it relates to its subject. Along with military personnel, the Croydon Honor Roll includes citizens killed during the war.

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