Long Long Trail

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Long Long Trail is an excellent website written by Chris Baker. It contains a great deal of information on soldiers, units, and regiments of the British Army, complete with their battle honours, during the First World War, as well a summary of battles. Chris also explains how to resarch a soldier. http://www.longlongtrail.co.uk/

Army Service Numbers

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Paul Nixon’s excellent website ‘Army Service Numbers 1881 to 1918’ contains his substantial body of research on army registration numbers. This information is very helpful when trying to establish when a man enlisted, or for tracking transfers between regiments. http://armyservicenumbers.blogspot.co.uk/p/index.html Paul also explains the prefixes you may come across: http://armyservicenumbers.blogspot.co.uk/p/number-prefixes.html

War Diaries

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War diaries were written by all the British, Dominion, Indian and Colonial units in the United Kingdom, France, Flanders, Italy, Gallipoli, Mesopotamia, Palestine, Salonika and Russia, as well as the Royal Flying Corps, military hospitals, and some others. They are held in various places including the National Archives and Regimental Archives. Many have been digitised, […]

Archives

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The National Archives keeps a list of the majority of Archives in the UK (and indeed worldwide). You can filter the results by region and then by county. At the time of writing the database contains 2,258 repositories in England: http://discovery.nationalarchives.gov.uk/find-an-archive

War Memorial Databases

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Those of you who have researched WW1 and WW2 memorials will have observed how difficult it is to discover the towns and villages where particular individuals are commemorated, or to identify memorial locations where you don’t know an area very well. At some point in your research you may consult a database of war memorials. […]