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British Army WW1 Service Papers complete on ancestry now

At last, Ancestry have now uploaded all the rest of the surviving WW1 service papers, so if you have ancestors with surnames in the second half of the alphabet who served in the war, it’s worth having a look to see if their papers are there. Bear in mind that a lot of the papers were destroyed in the Second World War, so you just have to hope that your ancestors’ papers were among those that survived. If you do find them then they can be very interesting indeed.

There are also two new WW1 databases on ancestry today:
Ireland, Casualties of World War 1 and UK De Ruvigny’s Roll of Honour. The latter of these has previously been available on other websites but if you haven’t seen it before, it contains biographies of some of the soldiers who died in WW1, a few of them with photos.

Links to the databases:
British Army WW1 Service Records
Ireland Casualties of World War 1
UK De Ruvigny’s Roll of Honour

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