Posted by on 4 November 2010 in Record Collections

We’re excited to announce that from 7th -14th  November 2010, you can search and view the original historical documents from our three most-used military collections completely free.

We’re making the following collections free-

British Army WWI Service Records, 1914–1920
British Army WWI Pension Records, 1914-1920
British Army WWI Medal Rolls Index Cards, 1914-1920

The free period will end on Sunday 14th November at midnight so make sure you get all your searches done before then!

Look out for more information this Sunday.



“14th November at midnight” – for overseas researchers “midnight” does this refer to GMT?

6 November 2010 at 10:27 am
Helen Schenck 

I’m trying to find the roots of my grandfather who was in the Civil War. Some say the Shepherd’s came from Ireland and Scotland. Elijah Washington Shepherd seemed to have lived in Sullivan County, Indiana most of his life but where were his parents from? I think his dad’s name was Eli W. Shepherd. His mother was Lucy Stark. Elijah married Seba Elizabeth Wright. I do not know anymore about his roots.

6 November 2010 at 8:50 pm
Karen Reynolds 

@Margaret – yes that was midnight GMT so the collections are now free to search. Happy searching!

7 November 2010 at 1:30 am

I have good information on my grandfather from here.
But your SEARCH can’t find him, surprised not located via Service No. and Regiment.
He was from Keighley, West Yorkshire.

7 November 2010 at 3:53 pm
Karen Reynolds 

Hi @David,

I’ve found a Medal Roll Index card for Fred as well as an entry in the Soldiers Died in the Great War collection. You can include his service number in the keyword box on the search form.
Many of the WWI Service records were destroyed in the Blitz so you may not be able to find a service record for him.
Hope you find the records interesting.


8 November 2010 at 2:01 pm