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HAPPY NEW YEAR! FROM FORCE WAR RECORDS.

Blogger: GemSen Happy New Year! With the impending World War I Centenary and blossoming interest in history and military genealogy — 2014 is set to be a busy year for Forces War Records. Striving to offer you fresh information about your ancestors, we are constantly updating our data and searching for exclusive lists and historic documents that aim to offer that extra bit of insight, not provided by other, less niche genealogy sites. If you’re interested in history and finding out more about the Great War then delve into our ‘historic documents’ library and read some of the interesting newspapers, diaries, books and publications we have put online for you to view from the comfort of your home. Some documents are more than a hundred years old — from as far back as the First World War. If you are interested in adding a bit of colour to the service of your military ancestors then the 'historic documents' library will be of great interest to you. Like our exclusive lists and records we are updating the library all the time and our most recent rare documents include: Memorials of Rugbeians Who Fell in The Great War – Seven Volumes These books are dedicated to Rugbeians (Members of Rugby Schools, Warwickshire) and contains the obituaries of those who were killed in the Great War (WWI), each with portrait and an account.
 
The Lancing Roll of Honour 1914-1919 This volume provides records and portraits of those members of Lancing College, Lancing, Sussex, who died during or post-war, followed by a list of survivors. The first section providing portraits of those who died during or post-war.
The Lancing Roll of Honour.
From the Forces War Records Historic Library.

The Marquis de Ruvigny ‘The Roll of Honour’ - A Biographical Record of All Members of His Majesty’s Naval and Military Forces Who Have Fallen in the War. In the early days of World War One, the enthusiastic patriotism with which young men queued up to join the army gave rise to the concept of a roll of honour war record, to be compiled by the Marquis de Ruvigny and published in honour of those soldiers who would give their lives for their country. However, as the war dragged on and the number of dead increased throughout the remaining years on a scale never matched before or since, De Ruvigny's Roll of Honour became almost impossible to complete and is only a tiny fraction of the soldiers who died in the Great War but nonetheless remains a great tribute. De Ruvigny's Roll of Honour is a unique WWI record and includes the biographies of more than 25,000 men from the British army, navy and air force, with nearly 7000 of the entries being accompanied by a photograph.
Marquis de Ruvigny ‘The Roll of Honour’
From the Historic Library of Forces War Records.

See: http://www.forces-war-records.co.uk/library/document/2018/the-roll-of-honour/page-1/?searchquery=roll+of+honour&searchpage=1&filterpagesonsearchquery=false&filterpagesonsearchqueryexact=true Visit Forces War Records, discover interesting facts about your ancestors, become more knowledgeable about history, and reveal some of the fantastic characters involved in war… Exclusive Collections When it comes to records, exclusive collections already available for you to search on the Forces War Records website include: •          British Jewry Book of Honour 1922 •          Imperial prisoners of war held in Italy 1943 •          Home Guard Officer Lists 1939-45 •          Home Guard Auxiliary Units 1939-1945 •          List of Etonians who served in the War 1914-1919 and 1939-   1945 •          UK British & Commonwealth POWs Japanese camps 1939-45 •          Bomber/Fighter Command Losses 1939-1945 •          London County Council War Service 1914-18 •          Cambridge University war list 1914-18 •          Bomber Command Ruhr Offensive March –July 1943 •          The Crimean War - Naval and Marines Medal Roll •          The India Medal (1895) Roll •          The Army of India Medal Roll 1799-1826 •          The Kaffir Wars Medal Roll •          The South Africa Medal (1877) Roll •          The India General Service Medal (1854) roll •          Serving personnel on the 1861 census •          1870s Military Discharges •          Royal Artillery 1877-81 •          2nd Afghan War 1878-80 Casualty Roll SEE THE FULL LISTY HERE: http://www.forces-war-records.co.uk/collections/list/ Interact with Forces War Records online –  follow our blog and social media channels on Facebook, Twitter, Flickr and Google+ where you can keep up to date with military genealogy news, pictures and war features. Have a great 2014.
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