United Kingdom, World War I Women's Army Auxiliary Corps Records (FamilySearch Historical Records)
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Access the records: United Kingdom, World War I Women's Army Auxiliary Corps Records, 1917-1920 .
This collection will include records from 1917-1920 This collection contains records of 7,000 women who joined the Women's Army Auxiliary Corps (WAAC) / Queen Mary's Army Auxiliary Corps (QMAAC) between 1917 and 1920. These records are held in series WO 398 at The National Archives and contain enrolment forms, statements of service, and other documents pertaining to their service.
These records may contain the following information:
- Name of soldier
- Date of birth
- Place of birth
- Marital Status
- Number of children (If married)
- Date of enlistment
How to Use the Record
To begin your search, you should know the following information:
- Name of ancestor
- Date and place of birth
Search the collection
To search the collection image by image,
⇒Select "Browse through images" on the initial collection page
⇒Select the appropriate "Name Range - First Letter"
⇒Select the appropriate "Name Range - First Two Letters"
⇒Select the appropriate "Name Range - Surname" which takes you to the images.
Search the collection by image comparing the information with what you already know about your ancestors to determine if the image relates to them. You may need to look at several images and compare the information about the individuals listed in those images to your ancestors to make this determination.
As you are searching it is helpful to know such information as your ancestor’s given name and surname, some identifying information such as residence and age, and family relationships. Remember that there may be more than one person in the records with the same name as your ancestor and that your ancestor may have used nicknames or different names at different times.
Using the Information
- Use the birthdate to search for a baptism date in the England, Births and Christenings, 1538-1975 collection.
- Use the marital status to search for the soldier’s husband in the England, Marriages, 1538–1973
Known Issues with This Collection
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- England Military Links
- War Memorials Online
- England and Wales History Links
- England and Wales Historic Maps
Related Wiki Articles
- United Kingdom
- Beginning British Research
- British Military Records Online
- United Kingdom, World War I Service Records (FamilySearch Historical Records)
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Citations for This Collection
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- United Kingdom, World War I Women's Army Auxiliary Corps Records, 1917-1920. Images. FamilySearch http://FamilySearch.org: accessed 2014. Citing Public Record Office. The National Archives, Surrey.