Family Research – English, Scottish and Irish Genealogy

10/1/2012

World War One Medal Index Cards, 1914-1922

The World War One Medal Index Cards, 1914-1922, contain the records for approximately 5.5 million British soldiers, almost all of whom were entitled to one or more campaign medals for performing military service.

This collection covers a wide range of surnames from all alphabetical ranges and is searchable by first and last name, corps, unit or regiment.

All medal entitlements were recorded by The Army Medal Office (AMO) in lists called ‘Medal Rolls’. Index cards arranged by regiment were produced for each soldier and included a reference to the appropriate Medal Roll and other useful information such as rank, number and the regiment or corps.

These cards became known as ‘The Medal Index Cards’.

The Medal Index Cards were initially held by The National Archives and later removed to the care of The Western Front Association (WFA), an organisation dedicated to furthering interest in the period 1914-1918.

In partnership with WFA, Ancestry.co.uk has for the first time digitised in colour both sides of the 5.5 million cards. for more click here

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