More than 80,000 records of British and Commonwealth prisoners of war have just been made available online.
TheGenealogist has launched over 80,000 fully searchable records of British and Commonwealth prisoners, of all ranks, captured in the Great War (First World War). These records are not available online elsewhere.
TheGenealogist says: “Many thousands of Allied servicemen were taken prisoner in the First World War and comprehensive records have been notoriously difficult to find with many related records being destroyed in the 1930s and the World War 2 Blitz of 1940. The new records provide access to records of all servicemen taken prisoner between 1914 to 1918.
Search all Ranks from the Great War
“From senior Officers Captured, to the NCOs and Privates in the Infantry, the records are all found in the exclusive ‘Prisoner of War’ collection on TheGenealogist. You can search all ranks for the first time on any family history website, giving access to the many soldiers, sailors and airmen captured and held behind enemy lines.
“The records are fully searchable and provide the main details including Forename, Surname, Rank, Regiment and the date the information was received. All can be found in the Prisoner of War record set in the Military Collection on TheGenealogist.
“You can find out a lot more about the records here.”