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Commemorate the sacrifices made by our military ancestors with this week’s latest Findmypast Friday update.
Did your ancestor serve in the Indian Army in the first half of the twentieth century? If so, this small but fascinating collection held at the British Library could shed new light on their story.
Spanning five decades and both world wars, these newly-released Indian Army records contain detailed service information for more than 12,000 personnel. From captains to conductors, colonels to cooks, these transcripts could provide invaluable insights into the careers of those that served.
Each transcript also includes the corresponding British Library reference which means that having identified your soldier in this index, you can arrange to have the papers copied at the British Library.
Search these records to uncover details of over 4,000 men who gave their lives for King and country in a book compiled and published by The Burnley Express ‘to the memory of the fallen heroes of Greater Burnley’ in Lancashire.
This poignant tally of casualties shows how many Burnley families lost numerous loved ones, such as the Hall family of Padiham who lost four sons and the Bolton family of Newchurch had two officer sons killed at Gallipoli and a third officer son who died of wounds as a PoW in a German hospital in 1918.
Each entry provides a variety of details such as ranks, regiments, honours & awards, home address, date & location of death and, in some cases, even cause of death.
Findmypast’s entire collection of world military records free to search and explore from now until 10:00am GMT Monday 15 November. Commemorate the sacrifices of your military ancestors by discovering their stories with over 106 million free records from the UK, Ireland, North America, Australia, New Zealand, British India and beyond.
From service records, pensions and rolls of honour to medals, casualties, personnel lists, burials and much more, explore documents spanning more than three centuries and covering a wide variety of conflicts ranging from the Napoleonic, American Revolutionary, Crimean and Boar Wars to both World Wars and beyond.