Friday, 17 May 2013

War List of the University of Cambridge online

From Forces War Records (

Forces War Records Make ‘War List of The University of Cambridge’ available as a fully searchable database for the first time

The ‘War list of the University of Cambridge 1914-1918’ has been exclusively made available as a fully searchable database by leading military records website Forces War Records.

More than 14,000 members of the University of Cambridge took part in the First World War, but the University kept no official records of their services. Founded on the arduous work of J. Austin Fabb, printer of The Cambridge Review, the ‘War List of the University of Cambridge’ was laboriously compiled from various separate college records. It was the seventh and last edition, produced in April 1917, while the Battle of Arras was at its height.

Listed alphabetically by colleges, the ‘War List of the University of Cambridge’ can be explored easily like many of the other records and lists available on Forces War Records. There are various search options and tools available via the site, helping to make your quest into your ancestor’s military past a proficient one. Searchable information includes the roll of Cambridge graduates who served and fell during the war, and (where known) gives details and dates of period of service, rank and regiment, casualties and place or battle in which they occurred. Service qualification, honours, awards and year of graduation are also detailed.

Forces War Records is the definitive online guide to military ancestry searches and sister site to Forces Reunited, the leading British military community on the web with more than one million members. To search this war list, or to find out more about your ancestor’s military past visit: Reconnect with forces pals, veterans or comrades via:

(With thanks to Gemma Senington)


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