Friday 10 January 2020

FindmyPast adds WW1 UK soldiers' medical records

As well as adding 85,000 records to the 1939 National Identity Register for England and Wales, FindmyPast ( has also added the following records this week:

British Armed Forces, First World War Soldiers' Medical Records
More than 21,000 additional records have been added to the collection. This fascinating National Archives’ collection allows you to discover when and where servicemen were wounded, the nature of their injuries, where they were treated and notes on their recovery as well as details relating to their service.

The records in this series are a representative selection of the original collection. The records include admission and discharge registers from hospitals and casualty clearing stations, field ambulances, an ambulance train and a hospital ship.

United States, National Veterans Cemetery Index
Explore more than 1.8 million transcripts covering over a century of veterans who fought in various conflicts, from the American Civil War and the two world wars through to the Afghanistan war. Each result will reveal a variety of details relating to the deceased’s life, family and military service. Transcripts may include birth years, death years, service, rank, death date, home town, burial place, father’s name and spouse.

British & Irish Newspaper Update
With over 195,000 new pages recently added, there are a variety of new and updated titles available to search, including:

New Titles
· Western Evening Herald covering the years 1895, 1900-1920, 1922-1924
· Newtownards Chronicle & Co. Down Observer covering the years 1873-1874
· Warrington Advertiser the years 1865, 1877, 1879, 1884, 1887, 1889

Updated Titles
· South Wales Gazette covering the years 1903 & 1961
· Newcastle Evening Chronicle covering 1926
· Daily Review (Edinburgh) covering the years 1884 and 1886
· Witness (Edinburgh) covering the years 1842-1845, 1848, 1854, 1861

Further details and collection links at


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