World Archives Project: UK, De Ruvigny's Roll of Honour, 1914-1924

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About this project This data collection contains biographies of over 26,000 casualties of the Great War. Casualties include men (both officers and ranks) from the British Army, Navy, and Air Force. 7,000 of the biographies include photographs.

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Project Instructions This data collection contains biographies of over 26,000 casualties of the Great War. Casualties include men (both officers and ranks) from the British Army, Navy, and Air Force. 7,000 of the biographies include photographs.

This Roll of Honour was originally compiled into 5 volumes by the 9th Marquis of Ruvigny and Raineval who was very interested in genealogical research. The amount of information available for each entry varies according to sources used. At the very least, generally the man’s regiment, and place and date of death are provided. However, if the family of a casualty provided further background and additional details, then this information was included in the biography as well, sometimes resulting in very detailed biographies.

We will be keying rank, name, father, mother, birth, death, marriage and enlistment date, spouse and regiment information.

While the date range of the collection covers from the beginning of the war to well after its end in 1918, the majority of the entries are of casualties who died in the earlier years.

Some biographies will span more than one page and may not all be included in a downloaded image set. Key all available information based on the context of the biography.

Project-specific sample images and form field help:
Choose a sample image from below to see the corresponding form field examples.
Roll of Honour
Cover page, Section header, etc
Image with no data

Roll of Honour

File:UKDeRuvigny RollofHonour 1.JPG

Choose the "Roll of Honour" form type for images with names to be keyed.

Additional Image Samples

Suffix

Key all titles, such as "Jr" or "III", following the surname of the primary person as seen on the record using the dictionary provided for assistance. Name will appear in bold lettering at the beginning of a biography. Name will be in [surname-given] format.

Surname

Key the surname as seen on the record using the dictionary provided for assistance. Name will appear in bold lettering at the beginning of a biography. Name will be in [surname-given] format.

Given

Key the first name or initial and any middle names of the primary person as seen on the record using the dictionary provided for assistance. Initials should be keyed with a space between them and without entering periods. Name will appear in bold lettering at the beginning of a biography. Name will be in [surname-given] format.

Rank

Key the Rank as seen on the record using the dictionary provided for assistance. Rank will appear following name.

Regimental Number

Key the regimental number as seen on the record. Regimental number may be found after the rank and will be preceded by the keyword "No."

Regiment

Key the regiment as seen on the record using the dictionary provided for assistance. Regiment may be found following the rank and regiment number.

The regiment name may contain abbreviations, such as “Regt.” If the regiment is found in the dictionary without the abbreviation spelled out, select the regiment from the dictionary.

If the regiment name is preceded by a battalion or brigade, only key the regiment. For example, if the record says “2nd Battn, Yorkshire Regt.”, only key “Yorkshire Regiment” from the dictionary.

If a ship name is listed instead of a regiment, key the ship name (for example, “H M S Good Hope”).

Father Given

Key the first name or initial and any middle names of the father of the primary person as seen on the record using the dictionary provided for assistance. Initials should be keyed with a space between them and without entering periods. Father name may be found following the words “s. of”.

Father Surname

Key the surname of the father of the primary person as seen on the record using the dictionary provided for assistance. Father name may be found following the words “s. of”.

Spouse Given

Key the first name or initial and any middle names of the spouse of the primary person as seen on the record using the dictionary provided for assistance. Initials should be keyed with a space between them and without entering periods. Spouse name may be found near the keywords "by his wife".

Spouse Surname

Key the surname of the spouse of the primary person as seen on the record using the dictionary provided for assistance. Spouse name may be found near the keywords "by his wife". If only the spouse’s given name is listed, key the surname of the primary person as the spouse surname.

Birth Place

Key the birth place as seen on the record using the dictionary provided for assistance. Separate any geographical locations with a comma. Ex: All Saints, Southampton. Birth place may be found near the keywords "born" or "b." Key only geographical locations, not names of buildings or organizations.

Birth Day

Key the day from the birth date as seen on the record. Birth date may be found near the keywords "born" or "b." and will be in [day-month-year] format.

Birth Month

Key the month in its three-letter abbreviation from the birth date using the dictionary provided to assist you. If the month appears as a number, key as seen. Birth date may be found near the keywords "born" or "b." and will be in [day-month-year] format.

Birth Year

Key the year from the birth date as seen on the record. Birth date may be found near the keywords "born" or "b." and will be in [day-month-year] format.

Enlistment Place

Key the enlistment place as seen on the record using the dictionary provided for assistance. Separate any geographical locations with a comma. Ex: All Saints, Southampton. Enlistment place may be found near the keyword "enlisted".

Enlistment Day

Key the day from the enlistment date as seen on the record. Enlistment date may be found near the keyword "enlisted" and will be in [day-month-year] format.

Enlistment Month

Key the month in its three-letter abbreviation from the enlistment date using the dictionary provided to assist you. If the month appears as a number, key as seen. Enlistment date may be found near the keyword "enlisted" and will be in [day-month-year] format.

Enlistment Year

Key the year from the enlistment date as seen on the record. Enlistment date may be found near the keyword "enlisted" and will be in [day-month-year] format.

Death Place

Key the death place as seen on the record using the dictionary provided for assistance. Separate any geographical locations with a comma. Ex: All Saints, Southampton. Death place may be found near the keywords “died”, “killed” or “lost”. If these keywords do not appear, you may find the death place by context within the biography.

The death place will often be listed as being near or close to a certain location. Only key the location name. For example “near Ypres” should be keyed as “Ypres”, and “in the North Sea” should be keyed as “North Sea.”

Death Day

Key the day from the death date as seen on the record. Death date may be found near the keyword "death". If the keyword "death" does not appear, you may find the death date by context within the biography. Death date will be in [day-month-year] format.

Death Month

Key the month in its three-letter abbreviation from the death date using the dictionary provided to assist you. If the month appears as a number, key as seen. Death date may be found near the keyword "death". If the keyword "death" does not appear, you may find the death date by context within the biography. Death date will be in [day-month-year] format.

Death Year

Key the year from the death date as seen on the record. Death date may be found near the keyword "death". If the keyword "death" does not appear, you may find the death date by context within the biography. Death date will be in [day-month-year] format.

Marriage Place

Key the marriage place as seen on the record using the dictionary provided for assistance. Separate any geographical locations with a comma. Ex: All Saints, Southampton. Marriage place may be found near the key words "m. at", "married" or "marriage".

Marriage Day

Key the day from the marriage date as seen on the record. Marriage date may be found near the key words "m. at", "married" or "marriage". Marriage date will be in [day-month-year] format.

Marriage Month

Key the month in its three-letter abbreviation from the marriage date using the dictionary provided to assist you. If the month appears as a number, key as seen. Marriage date may be found near the key words "m. at", "married" or "marriage". Marriage date will be in [day-month-year] format.

Marriage Year

Key the year from the marriage date as seen on the record. Marriage date may be found near the key words "m. at", "married" or "marriage". Marriage date will be in [day-month-year] format.

Keying Image Samples

Cover page, Section header, etc



Use the "Cover page, Section header, etc” form type for images that do not contain data, but might be interesting to look at because they provide context for the image set. Example: historical notes, affidavits, etc.

Image with no data



Use the “Image with no data” form type for images that do not contain data or any useful context that might be interesting for someone to look at. Example: An image containing a blank background.

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