Friday, January 23, 2009

Free Genealogy records WW1 and WW2

The 'Debt of Honour Register' is at the Commonwealth War Graves Commission. It is free to search and free to view the results. The database contains a listing of the 1.7 million men and women of the Commonwealth forces who died during the two world wars. The records can also be searched for the deaths of the 67,000 commonwealth civilians who died as a result of enemy action in the second world war.

http://www.cwgc.org/http://www.cwgc.org/

9 comments:

Anonymous said...

my great great grandad was in ww1 and survived

Your Ancestors Free.Com said...

That is some thing to be proud of,good to hear about it. Do you know much about him and where he was in WW1?

Anonymous said...

anywhere i can find full records of my grandads brother in WWII. was in the Royal Armoured Corps was KIA in Holland towards the end of the war. Nobody if fully sure how he died but rumor is he ran over a land mine which is why i want to find his records. any help would be good :)

Your Ancestors Free.Com said...

The first place to start looking ,would be the 'Dept of Honour'Register.
You did not mention his name, if you send me his details i will look for you

Anonymous said...

His name is Lancelot Booth, son of Lance booth and Ethel booth. Died 18/01/1945 and is buried in Nederweert war cemetery, netherlands, plot III. E. 8.

I know a lot about him but nobody knows how he died. many thanks if you could help.

Your Ancestors Free.Com said...

Name: Lancelot Booth
Given Initials: L
Rank: Trooper
Death Date: 18 Jan 1945
Number: 14219528
Birth Place: Derbyshire
Residence: Burton-on-Trent
Branch at Enlistment: Royal Armoured Corps
Theatre of War: Western Europe Campaign, 1944/45
Regiment at Death: Royal Tank Regiment RAC
Branch at Death: Royal Armoured Corps

Anonymous said...

thanks a lot, thats more than i knew!

Your Ancestors Free.Com said...

You are very welcome.He was only 22 when he died. Be very proud.

Anonymous said...

i am very proud.
I am Also joining the Royal Armoured Corps and hope to be in the same regiment as him. I am also visiting his grave once i have finished joining as my grandad never got to visit his grave.
thanks again

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