(UK) Forces War Records Release WW II Daily Reports on Missing, Dead Wounded and POWs #general

Jan Meisels Allen

To commemorate the 70th anniversary of the end of World War ll in Europe,
the Forces War records announced a new exclusive collection on WW ll daily
reports of the missing, dead, wounded and POWs. Over 380,000 men died,
wounded accounted for up to 150,000 and POWs held between 1939-1945
accounted for an additional 180,000 men.

Daily reports were completed every 24/48 hours-some with information not
found elsewhere. The records are mainly for the British Army, although
troops >from elsewhere in the Empire are included and occasionally records
from other services are also included. This is a work in progress - records
completed so far are 'Officers & Nurses 1939-40' and 'Other ranks 1942'
about 90,000 records. Indexing a database, searchable by individual names,
units, and service numbers takes time.

Information that are include in the records include: surname, first name,
service number, rank, regiment, battalion, company, unit attached to,
gallantry awards, casualty type, missing, wounded and type of wound, dates
and locations.

To access the date go to : http://tinyurl.com/o7kjtut
Original url:

Registration is required with name, email and password. Typing in a name
generates a new window with first name, surname, service number, rank,
record year and unit. If you want to view the document a paid subscription
is required.

I have no affiliation with Forces War Records and am posting this solely for
the information of the reader.

Jan Meisels Allen
Chairperson, IAJGS Public Records Access Monitoring Committee

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