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New British Army records on Findmypast

New burial, army and knighthood records are online and ready to search

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Niall Cullen
20 August 2021

Where will your past take you this week? A London cemetery? Back to World War 2? Or maybe there's a knight in the family you've yet to discover.

Findmypast is still the only family history website with brand new releases every week. That's one of the reasons why a subscription with us is the best value around. What's new this week? Read on for all the details.

These detail-rich records cover casualties during and after World War 2. You’ll uncover information on their injuries, next of kin and more.

Royal Engineer records WW2

Harold North's card shows his father's name and address, his army number and when and where he was listed as a casualty. View the full record.

Findmypast is home to a host of useful collections for tracing Royal Engineers’ stories. Delve into tracer cards, journals and more to uncover and commemorate their exploits.

Is your ancestor buried in London? This vast collection has grown again with thousands of new additions from Southwark and Chiswick.

We've released records from:

  • Chiswick, 1856-1866
  • Southwark, St George the Martyr Workhouse, 1835-1874
  • Southwark, St Olave, 1848-1866

This ever-growing resource now contains over 2 million records. Check the parish list to see which cemeteries feature and the timeframes they cover.

We’ve updated this collection of notable knights and dames with the latest entries from the Queen’s Honours lists.

Lewis Hamilton was knighted by the Queen in the latest New Year Honours list. But what’s hidden in his family tree?

We found connections to the Merchant Navy, criminal ancestors and more.

With 13 new titles and updates to 26 more, our newspaper collection continues to expand. Latest arrivals include:

And we've added extra pages to:

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