Monday, 2 March 2015

Forces War Records transcribes 100,000 records from WW1 military hospital collection

Forces War Records ( has now transcribed over 100,000 records from the "Military Hospitals Admissions and Discharge Registers WW1" collection held at the National Archives in England, catalogued under MH106. From the press release:

What remains of the records... – a sample comprising just 2% of the original, with the rest having been destroyed in space saving exercises – are housed at the National Archives, labelled MH106. Forces War Records is the only organisation to have digitised these incredible hand-written documents, and allows a search by name (the National Archives records are classified by Medical Unit only). If your relative is mentioned in the collection, chances are that this site is the only place you’ll be able to find his name if the survived the war.

Further details via the website.

(With thanks to Nicki Giles)


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