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14-03-2006, 10:33 PM
I went to the Education Show on Friday last week, and picked up an information pack from the Commonwealth War Graves Commission. - my instincts that it might help my family history research was correct. For those who have relatives who died in WW1 or WW2, you might find some information on their searchable database: THE DEBT OF HONOUR REGISTER, which is available free online at:


After you have found relevant person, it is possible to search for relevant cemetry / memorial, and see information about the site in relation to war in question and photos

There is also a link to the London Gazette, to search for information relating to military service: http://www.gazettes-online.co.uk/archiveSearch.asp?WebType=0&Referer=WW1


Carrie Meerten
15-03-2006, 1:28 AM
Yes, I agree. I have used this site myself and found a few rellies and info that I did not know. I also downloaded the medal card from the National Military Archives http://www.nationalarchives.gov.uk/militaryhistory/ (http://www.nationalarchives.gov.uk/militaryhistory/) . There is a small fee involved but I got more info. You just need the persons service number.


15-03-2006, 8:10 AM
Also when searching for relatives killed in the Great War, post a request for someone to search the "Soldiers Died in the Great War" database. This also gives details such as residence & place of enlistment.

Yours aye