New First World War records have been released.
TheGenealogist says: “New avenues of research are opened up by the latest release of unique Great War records.
“During the First World War, many servicemen were reported as ‘Missing’ or ‘Killed in Action’, and for the first time you can now search a comprehensive list of these online. Usefully, this includes the changing status of soldiers as the facts became clearer over time, as many men assumed dead were found to be alive and those reported missing had their status updated.
“This new release contains over 800,000 records. Included are 575,000 Killed in Action records, over 226,000 unique Missing-in-Action records and 14,000 Status Updates.
“Over 100,000 people previously reported as missing had further status updates:
- 59,500 were later reported as killed;
- 47,400 were later reported as Prisoners of War;
- 2,000 were later reported as rejoined;
- 4,200 were later reported as “not missing”;
- 8,400 were later reported as wounded.”