Wednesday, 27 January 2016

Ancestry adds Worlds War 1&2 shipping and seamen medals

Ancestry has added a new collection, entitled UK, Shipping and Seamen WWI and WWII Rolls of Honour, 1914-1945. From the site:

About UK, Shipping and Seamen WWI and WWII Rolls of Honour, 1914-1945

This Roll of Honour lists the deceased and missing presumed dead from the ranks of the merchant marine fleets during World War I (1914-1918) and World War II (1939-1945). Each of the eight volumes in this collection is organized in alphabetical order and includes details such as name of seaman, rank or rating, vessel name, and date of death or supposed death. In some volumes, details such as parents' or spouse's names and places of residence may be included as well.

The original source is from the Registry of Shipping and Seamen: Rolls of Honour, Wars of 1914-1918 and 1939-1945, National Archives (Kew) reference BT 339/1-8

To access the collection, visit


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