This time of Remembrance is the ideal opportunity to uncover fascinating personal details about your relatives who served their country in the armed forces. We have more than 200 million military records from round the world to explore – so you can build a vivid picture of the heroic efforts, achievements and sacrifices made by those you remember.
Our most useful military collections include original WWI Service and Pensionrecords – extensive documents detailing your ancestors’ entire service. WWI Medal and Award Rolls act as virtual roll calls of the entire Army, and if you know what unit your relative was in, our WWI War Diaries offer intimate day‑by‑day accounts of each unit’s involvement in the war and often detailed views of key battles.
Many of the Historical Insights – introduced with our recent site improvements – are dedicated to times of conflict. These Insights can help you understand how your relatives dealt with these difficult times – on the front or back at home. Check the LifeStory tab in your ancestors’ tree profile pages.