Family Research – English, Scottish and Irish Genealogy

18/5/2008

14 MILLION WORLD WAR ONE MEDAL RECORDS LAUNCH ONLINE

The complete medal records of British soldiers, and also those for many Colonial soldiers who fought in World War One go online for the first time today as Ancestry.co.uk launches the WW1 Medal Rolls Index Cards, 1914-1922.

A testament to the bravery of 5.5 million soldiers and including many famous names such Academy Award winning actor Noel Coward, father of the last Viceroy of India Lord Mountbatten, and Antarctic explorer Ernest Shackelton, as well as that of the last surviving ‘Tommy’, Harry Patch, these records form the most comprehensive WW1 British and Colonial military collection still intact. In all, the collection contains the records for more than 14 million commendations. for more click here

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