Royal Navy register of Lost or Wounded 1914-1929

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This is a collection of online Admiralty records of casualties serving with all branches of the Royal Navy who were killed or wounded during World War 1 and in other incidents in the following decade. The branches represented include the Royal Marines, Royal Naval Reserve, Royal Fleet Reserve, Royal Naval Volunteer Reserve and Royal Naval Air Service. Some Mercantile Marines are also recorded. The collection is divided into five chronological volumes starting in August 1914 with the sinking of HMS Amphion and listing all casualties up until April 1929. Navy personnel who were killed, injured or died of wounds either at sea or serving with the Royal Naval Division in the trenches are included. The records list ships’ crews who lost their lives or were injured, with dates and locations and the circumstances of the incident. Members of the crew who were not on board at the time the ship was lost are also recorded. For those who were injured rather than killed there are details of their injury with, in some instances, an indication as to whether it was slight or severe. There is mention of where they were serving at the time, and where they were sent for treatment and recovery both abroad and back in the UK. In most cases dates have been recorded for each part of the evacuation process.

Records in this collection are likely to include the following:

  • Name
  • Initials or first name
  • Age
  • Rank
  • Service number
  • Ship or base
  • Service
  • Where serving
  • Description of naval or land based incident
  • Description of injury
  • Date of injury
  • Timeline of evacuation
  • Date of death
  • Where died

Please be aware that due to the way we collate, and cross reference our databases, some records will contain more information than that listed above.

Original Source: National Archive references ADM 104/145 to ADM 104/149

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