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This collection will include records from 1914-1920 This collection contains World War I service records from 1914-1920. It contains records from two publications in the National Archives: WO 363 (War Office: Soldiers' Documents, First World War "Burnt Documents") and WO 364 (War Office: Documents from Pension Claims, First World War).
Citation for This Collection
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- "United Kingdom, World War I Service Records, 1914-1920". Index and Images. FamilySearch. http://FamilySearch.org : accessed 2013. National Archives, Richmond, Surrey, England.
These records may contain the following information:
- Name of Soldier
- Place of birth
- Marital Status
- Date of marriage (If married)
- Wife’s maiden name
- Military rank
- Date of enlistment
- Place of enlistment
How to Use the Record
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- Name of ancestor
- Approximate year and place of birth
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⇒Select the appropriate "Name Range - First Letter"
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Unable to Find Your Ancestor?
It is difficult to locate an individual’s record without knowing his ship or regiment. If you do not know this, you may find it in other types of records. Once you know the regiment or ship, refer to the muster rolls, records of service, or other records available for that ship or regiment.
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“Argentina, Buenos Aires, Catholic Church Records, 1635-1981,” images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org: accessed 28 February, 2012), La Plata > San Ponciano > Matrimonios 1884-1886 > image 71 of 389 images, Artemio Avendano and Clemtina Peralta, 1884; citing Parroquia de San Ponciano en la Plata, Buenos Aires, Argentina, Matrimonios. San Ponciano, La Plata, Buenos Aires.