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Did your British ancestor serve in the military? You might be interested in this genealogy website: A British company called Forces Reunited, founded in 2001 by
a military veteran, has launched a military records subscription site
The site holds more than 4 million British military records from World Wars I and
II, the Boer War (1899-1902), the Crimean War (1853-1856), African wars (1815-1853)
and Napoleonic wars (1799-1815). Search results are cross-matched to information on
more than 4,000 regiments, bases and ships of the British Armed Forces dating to before
You can set up a free account, but you’ll need a subscription to see full details
of records matching your search. Subscription prices range from 25.95 pounds (about
$41) for three months to 85.95 pounds (about $135) for 12 months.
The site has a free search for Prisoners of War (1939-1945), an index giving you the
name of the servicemember, camp, regiment linked to information about the regiment)
and branch of service, plus a link to search results in the site’s other records for
You also can search a free index to information from Medieval military records, with
data from a free site called the
Soldier in Later Medieval England.