Military records

Naval Biographical Database

A site by Christopher Donnithorne dedicated to the people, places,  ships, organisations  and  events  associated  with  the  Royal  Navy  since  1660. The re is free access to the lists of people and ships and a charge for more detailed information.

Findmypast – United Kingdom Records- Life Events (BMDs)

Findmypast is a commercial family history site offering access to a worldwide collection of records. There are free searches available but a subscription or Pay As You Go  is needed to access transcripts and/or copies of the digitised original records.…

Ancestry.com – England – Military

The records are fully indexed with a free surname search. Subscription options offer access to transcripts or digitised records. The collections include:• British Army WWI Medal Rolls Index Cards, 1914-1920• UK, Navy Lists, 1888-1970 • UK, Military Campaign Medal and…

Forces War Records

This military records site is a one stop shop for locating military genealogy records from WW2, WW1, Boer War, Crimean War and beyond. There are records for 4+ million British Armed Forces personnel cross matched with 4000+ regiments, bases and…

The War Graves Photographic Project

The original aim of The War Graves Photographic Project was to photograph every war grave, individual memorial, Ministry of Defence grave, and family memorial of serving military personnel from WWI to the present day. This aim has been extended to…

War Memorials Online

This is a site where members of the public can upload images of war memorials and log concerns for the conservation of these important community and historical sources for future generations.  This site aims to build a complete picture of…

British Army War Diaries 1914-1922

This online guide details the digitised copies of selected War Diaries for British and colonial units serving in theatres of operations 1914-1922. You can search the records in Discovery, the National Archives catalogue or from a search box in this…

FamilySearch – United Kingdom and Ireland – Military Records

The Historical Record Collections for the United Kingdom and Ireland include:• Chelsea Pensioners’ Service Records 1760-1913. This is an index to records with information on men pensioned out of the British Army. (The National Archives – WO 97) • Royal…