Records of 75,000 men on the Royal Marine Medal Roll have been made available online.
Subscription/pay-per-view site Find My Past has added to its collection of military records with the release of the Royal Marine medal roll 1914-1920, listing all Royal Marines who received medals for their service in the First World War, including those awarded the 1914 Star, the Clasp to the 1914 Star, the 1914-15 Star, the British War Medal and the Victory Medal.
Find My Past says: “Containing records of over 75,000 Officers, NCOs and other ranks, the Royal Marine Medal Roll 1914-1920 comprises both transcripts and images of the original WW1 Campaign Medal Rolls for the Royal Marines. Aside from the medals awarded, the records detail the Marine’s name, rank, service branch, service number and also a description of where or to whom the medals were issued. In addition to this, many of the transcripts contain extra service details for the Royal Marine, often highlighting those that died of wounds or were killed in action during WW1. These details are available online for the very first time.”
John Marshall, author of the Royal Marine Medal Roll database, adds: “Today sees the first of any WW1 Naval Medal Rolls to be made available online, providing a complete listing of all Royal Marine Officers and men who served in the Great War. This database is dedicated to the memory of CH/19403 Private John (Jack) Clegg RMLI, 1st Royal Marine Battalion, Royal Naval Division, who was ‘wounded and missing’ at the Battle of the Ancre in 1916.”