Research Sources

The illustrations below show some of the sources called upon when researching a soldier. Differing information is available for each soldier depending on the nationality and rank of the soldier, the efforts of WW2 bombers and the skills of a host of filing clerks and data inputers.

Commonwealth War Grave Certificate

Commonwealth War Grave Certificate

Census Record

Census Record

CWGC Concentration Report

CWGC Concentration Report

Medal Index Card

Medal Index Card

UK Brigade War Diary

UK Brigade War Diary

War_DiaryUK

UK Battalion War Diary

Trench Map

Trench Map

Personal Effects Records

Service Records

Soldiers_Effects

Soldier’s Effects Receipts

Attestation Papers

Attestation Papers

official histories

Official Histories

Division Histories

Division Histories

Death Report

Death Report

Battalion Histories

Battalion Histories

London Gazette Citations

London Gazette Citations

Scot_Soldier

Family History Society Photograph

Military Medal

Military Medal

Silver War Badge Certificate

Silver War Badge Certificate

Service Medals

Service Medals

Australian Red CRoss Record

Australian Red CRoss Record

International Red Cross Records

International Red Cross Records

personal_diary

Personal Diaries

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