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One million WW1 casualty lists online at Forces War Records

Did any of your ancestors serve on the front with the allied forces during World War 1?

Poppies in the field for WW1 casualty records article by Your Family Genealogist

If they did, you will be interested to learn that Forces War Records ($) have so far transcribed and uploaded one million World War 1 casualty records.

Despite the term “casualty lists”, the records actually include information about the missing, wounded and prisoners of war. They are transcribed from the ‘Daily War Office Casualty Lists’ and ‘War Office Weekly Casualty List’ published by His Majesty’s Stationery Office throughout the conflict.

And don’t assume that the records relate only to British citizens. I found Australians among the casualty records and of course more than 200,000 Irishmen served in the British forces during WW1 so it is an excellent resource for multiple nationalities.

Forces War Records is a free to search, pay to view commercial database. This means you can get a good idea whether your family are likely to be in the records before committing to a subscription.

So far, I have found my Irish great uncle, Patrick Mohide DCM, in the records. Let me know in the Comments Section below if you find any of your own family members in this collection.

In the meantime, happy ancestor hunting.

Therese Lynch Your Family Genealogist

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