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mrsmopp Fri 06-Nov-15 08:17:26

Just had an email from Ancestry. They have free military records on their website to commemorate Remembrance day. Hope it helps some of you!

Pittcity Fri 06-Nov-15 08:39:11

Could be useful, thank you.

M0nica Fri 06-Nov-15 10:08:09

I spent last night on Ancestry tracing a great uncle who died in WW1. He died and is buried in Rouen. I will be at our holiday home in Normandy next week and intend to visit his grave on Remembrance Day, it is a bank holiday in France.

Ancestry is great for all the military records, they are always adding more, recently one called 'soldier's effects' which I thought would list the belongings sent home after a death, but was actually a list of gratuities paid to dependent family members - I found a niece there that I didn't know existed and still haven't quite sorted out.

However Ancestry is only the start. By ggogling more widely I have also found out what actions his regiment and battalion were involved in, in the week before he died. I found details of the battle including a map showing exactly where his unit was.

annsixty Fri 06-Nov-15 10:55:13

You and HM M0nica although I think she is still searching.