Many armed forces’ records have been added to the website.
Genes Reunited says: “The British Army Service Records are one of the latest collections of records added to the site and they include the Chelsea Pensioners’ British Army Service records from 1760-1913. These records are an important resource for family historians, as they provide rich information on the soldier’s name, place of birth, regiment and the dates of service within the British Army.
“Another fantastic set of records for family historians are the recently added Prison Hulk Registers from 1811-1843. These records detail the conditions on the prison ships and give an insight into the characters of the prisoners onboard. We’ve found a 14-year old boy, James Smith, who was described by officials as “An unfortunate depraved boy almost past reformation.” The records also detail the crimes committed and we’ve uncovered a 16-year old convicted to seven years on the prison ships for stealing cheese.
“New WWI and WWII Prisoner of War records have also been added to Genes Reunited. These records hold vital information; the Prisoner of War 1939 – 1945 records detail the prisoner’s name, rank, regiment, camp number, camp type and camp location.
“From today people interested in tracking down their ancestors can visit Genes Reunited and search the latest records listed below:
- WWII Escapers and Evaders
- Military Nurses 1856 – 1940
- Army Reserve of England and Wales 1803
- 1st Foot Guards attestations 1775-1817
- Regimental Indexes 1806
- Manchester Roll of Honour 1914-1916
- Manchester City Battalions 1914-1916
- Royal Artillery Military Medals 1916-1991
- Royal Artillery Honours & Awards 1939-1946
- Harold Gillies Archive
- Royal Red Cross Register
- British Officers taken Prisoner of War between August 1914 and November 1918
- Prisoners of War – Naval & Air Forces of Great Britain & Empire – 1939-1945
- Prisoners of War – Armies and land Forces of the British Empire 1939-1945
- Oldham Pals 1914-1916
- Oldham Roll of Honour 1914-1916
- Prison Hulk Registers 1811-1843
- Ted Beard – RAF Nominal Roll 1918
- British Army Service Records 1760-1915 [WO 96 and WO 97]
- WO 119 – Kilmainham Pensions
- WO 121 – CHEPS discharges
- WO 122 – CHEPS discharges (foreign regiments)
- WO 128 – Imperial Yeomanry
- WO 131 – CHEPS deferred pensions 1838-1896
“The newly added military records can be viewed on a pay-per-view basis or Platinum members can choose to add on the record set to their package for a low cost. The military records have been added to the existing military additional features package.”