Family Research – English, Scottish and Irish Genealogy

22/8/2011

UK, Royal Navy and Royal Marine War Graves Roll, 1914-1919

Names of Royal Navy and Royal Marine officers who died in The Great War are listed in this database. While the collection is an index without attached images, it contains a great deal of information about each individual. The original collection is housed in the National Archives of London (TNA).

Two lists of those who died during the Great War were published by His Majesty’s Stationery Office in 1921 on behalf of and by authority of the War Office. One volume, packed with minute typescript, gave the basic details of nearly 42,000 officer casualties. It required an additional eighty volumes to list all the ‘other ranks’ who gave their lives. Each of the original volumes represented one or more regiments, corps or other units of the British Army. Most were subdivided into battalions or similar groupings. There were often thirty or more of these per volume, each in alphabetical order. Within this collection there are 45,000 records from the War Graves Rolls. for more click here

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