Saturday, 21 November 2020

FindmyPast adds further military records

The latest releases on FindmyPast (www.findmypast.co.uk) include:

British Armed Forces Soldiers' Wills 1850-1986
Covering over 130 years of British military history, discover your family heroes' last wishes in these important records. Each indexed record can reveal your relative's name, regimental number and when they died. You can then use this information to order a copy of the original will from the official government website.

Ireland, Londonderry (Derry) War Memorial 1914-1918
The Diamond War Memorial in Londonderry (Derry) lists hundreds of locals who lost their lives in the Great War. These records can help you unlock their remarkable stories.

British Red Cross & Order of St John Enquiry List, Wounded & Missing, 1914-1919
The collection consists of lists published by The British Red Cross & Order of St John between 1915 and 1918.

Newspapers
Three new papers:

    Widnes Examiner from 1892-1896, 1898, 1900-1902, 1904, 1906 and 1908-1909
    Runcorn Examiner from 1873 and 1891
    St. Helens Examiner from 1891

Updated:

    Drogheda Conservative covering 1852-1888 and 1890-1896
    Halifax Evening Courier covering 1940-1943 and 1959-1960
    Kinematograph Weekly covering 1931-1944, 1946-1947 and 1953-1960
    Civil & Military Gazette (Pakistan) covering 1876-1883 and 1885
    Daily Record covering 1897
    Somerset Guardian and Radstock Observer covering 1904-1910, 1912-1962


Further details and relevant links area available at https://www.findmypast.co.uk/blog/new/british-irish-military-records


Chris

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