Royal Air Force, Gallantry Awards 1914-1919 contains over 274,000 records of RAF servicemen who were awarded gallantry medals during World War 1. Awards for gallantry were given to those who displayed acts of exceptional bravery and were often announced in the London Gazette, the official newspaper of the British government.
The new additions span the years 1538 – 1890 and not only reveal your ancestor’s name but also the names of their parents’, their occupations and where they lived. The records include baptisms from Presbyterian, Independent, Wesleyan, Methodist and Anglican parishes.
Another great study group from DearMYRTLE . . .
DearREADERS,We are particularly fortunate to have Audrey Collins from The National Archives (UK) participating each Tuesday evening on her own time. So Ol’ Myrt here wrote via the TNA website under the category “compliments”:”Please see that this gets to your employee Audrey Collins’ permanent file. For the past six weeks she has participated in our…
From FindMyPast . . .
This is part III in our guide to finding the birthplace of your Irish & British ancestors. We highly recommend you only begin researching in your ancestor’s country of origin after you have located some key information about them in US records.
Did you know that Fold3 also has an impressive number of military records from the British Commonwealth? Visit the New & Updated Collections page and you’ll find a surprising number of British, Canadian, Australian and New Zealand collections for World War I. The majority of them are completely indexed.