Free access to UK wartime
records until 12 Nov*

Free access to UK wartime
records until 12 Nov*





DISCOVER
YOUR FAMILY’S WARTIME STORY

DISCOVER
YOUR FAMILY’S WARTIME STORY

DISCOVER
YOUR FAMILY’S
WARTIME STORY

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by exploring our UK wartime
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Commemorate Remembrance by exploring
our UK wartime records for FREE.*

Commemorate Remembrance
by exploring our UK wartime
records for FREE.*

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How to get started

How to get started

Build your tree

The more people in your tree, the better your chance of finding wartime stories.

Build your tree

The more people in your tree, the better your chance of finding wartime stories.

Search wartime records

We've put all our wartime records in one place to make it easy to search with just a name.

Search wartime records

We've put all our wartime records in one place to make it easy to search with just a name.

Delve even deeper

If you already know details of your ancestor's service, you can explore our specific collections.

Delve even deeper

If you already know details of your ancestor's service, you can explore our specific collections.

Find your ancestors

Find your ancestors

Find your ancestors

To get the most out of the wartime records, you’ll want to first build your tree. Go back as far and wide as you can, including great aunts and uncles. These records are a great place to start.

To get the most out of the wartime records, you’ll want to first build your tree. Go back as far and wide as you can, including great aunts and uncles. These records are a great place to start.

Search UK wartime collections

Search UK wartime collections

Once you've built your tree, you can easily search all our UK wartime records with just a name.

Once you've built your tree, you can easily search all our UK wartime records with just a name.

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Search UK wartime collections

Search UK wartime collections

Once you've built your tree, you can easily search all our UK wartime records with just a name.

Once you've built your tree, you can easily search all our UK wartime records with just a name.

Key wartime records to explore

Key wartime records to explore

If you already know details of your ancestor’s wartime experiences, we recommend you
search specific collections. Here are some highlights to help you make more discoveries.

WWI War Diaries

See a day-to-day log of the actions and activities of a battalion or unit during the war.

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WWI Medal Cards

Search by name, regiment or number to learn about the medals your ancestor may have been awarded.

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WWI British Army Service & Pension Records

Discover details of when your ancestor enlisted, where they served and who with. Perhaps they also received a pension.

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D-Day War Diaries and Photos

Covering the largest seaborne invasion in history, the Normandy Landings, known as 'D‑Day.

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WWI Pension Ledgers and Index Cards

Details of military and military-related personnel, who filed for a pension after WWI.

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Royal Navy Registers of Seamen’s Services

Records include birthdate, birthplace, vessels served on and dates of service.

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WWII Allied Prisoners of War

Uncover entries for British and Commonwealth personnel held as prisoners of war in Europe and the Far East.

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Commonwealth War Graves Commission Casualty Records

Casualty information and burial details for British and Commonwealth soldiers who died in both World Wars.

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Military Campaign Medal and Award Rolls

Campaign medals for the British Army, including the inter-war and post WWII period.

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