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British Soldiers WW1The WW1 Soldiers website contains the records of over 64,000 servicemen from Staffordshire and Warwickshire who fought in the Great War 1914 to 1919. We list not only those who died but also those who fought and survived.

Within our database we have the following information although not every soldier's records are complete:

  • Last Name
  • First name
  • Initial
  • Service number
  • Rank
  • Date of death
  • Date of discharge
  • Regiment
  • Unit
  • Memorial
  • Roll of hounour details
  • Various notes and sources of records.

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The initial search results will show soldiers by surname, first name, rank, regiment, and date of death if known.

You will then be able to view additional details of individual soldiers. If available, additional details include; regimental battalion, war memorials, roll of honour, details, notes, written sources, pictures etc.

You will be able to dowload a pdf certificate showing details of each searched WW1 Soldier.

In order to continue to fund the research and maintenance of the database and website, we do charge a fee to access the database.

You may purchase search points to access the full detailed database.
The cost of 50 search points is £5.00.
Each search is 5 points, so 50 points will be enough for 10 searches.

Please be patient when searching records as due to the size of the database the search process may take a few seconds.

Hints on how to find the document you need and any assistance you need.

Using the search criteria may seem very specific however for the majority of cases you will only need to know His or Her first name.

Names-

Newspapers and official documents often give the serviceperson a contrary name to that known to the family. This can be due to many factors such as poor communication, illiteracy etc. Where this is noted and there are conflicting reports on an individual’s name we will alternative spellings are shown in the ‘Discrepancy’ section.

The most common problem I find is that during that time people chose the name of people known to them i.e. ‘George’ being the monarch at the time hence a wide popularity with the name or Smith being a generally common name. To combat this then specifics will narrow down the results.

Regiments & Battalions-

There were many more regiments in WW1 than there are now which can help you a great deal in finding your Service Man or Woman. Regiments are further divided into battalions. For example there is the North Staffordshire (N.STAFFS.RGT.) Which can be further divided battalions- 7th Battalion North Staffordshire Regiment (7TH BN. N.STAFFS.RGT.).

A common problem occurs when you know of a regiment that your Serviceperson served with but you cannot find them in the specific Regiment. This may be because they served overseas in a different regiment or they moved regiments or battalions.

Rank-

The vast majority of Servicemen or women would have served as a Private (PTE) or another base rank which doesn’t really help in whittling down the results, however if you know they are an officer (especially a high ranking officer) this will make it much easier to locate the person you need.

If all else fails-

Myself or one of my colleagues are very adept in locating different people and would be happy to aid you or find the information that you want.

I hope that you find what you are looking for-

 

Richard Hurst