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75,000 new names added to War Memorial records at TheGenealogist

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TheGenealogist has released over 658 War Memorials with 75,973 new individuals, meaning there are now a total of over 568,000 individuals that are fully searchable in its War Memorial records.

The fully searchable records are transcribed from images of the tributes put up to honour the war dead from various conflicts including the Boer War, the First World War and Second World War. This latest release covers war memorials from many parts of the UK, as well as some further afield monuments in Australia, Canada and New Zealand. 

For example, there are over 3,100 names from the First World War commemorated in Middlesbrough, Teesside; while 527 names can be searched from Durham (covering both world wars); and another 1,655 individuals for Market Harborough in Leicestershire. You can discover that the roll of honour for the 59 men who were members of the congregation of St Nicholas church, in Durham, also records stars against the names of those who had been members of the 1st Durham Boy's Brigade.

Schools and businesses

A number of school memorials, as well as those for places of work, are released including: The Haberdashers School - now in Hertfordshire; St Benedicts School, Glastonbury, Somerset; Takapuna School - in Auckland, New Zealand and Kohukohu school, also in New Zealand; King's School in Bruton, Somerset; Monmouth Grammar School; Ightham School (Kent) First World War; Oving (West Sussex) school; London (Kensington) Lycee Francais Second World War - includes resistance fighters and some killed in concentration camps.

There are various business organisations who have honoured their dead employees with memorials. Some of those in this release include: Symingtons (corset makers) in Market Harborough, Leicestershire; Sevenoaks Postal District in Kent for their First World War and Second World War deaths; the main colliery in Edlington, South Yorkshire; the London & Lancashire Insurance Company.

New Zealand records

In the Antipodes - the War Memorial in Auckland names all the men of New Zealand who were lost in the Boer War, while in Australia there are over 1,000 memorial plaques from tree-lined avenues in the park in Perth, Western Australia. Each memorial plaque in this park is dedicated to a particular man lost in the First World War or Second World War - some at Gallipoli, some on the Western Front, some fighting the Japanese as well as those who died when a POW in the Far East in the Second World War.

These records are available to Diamond subscribers of TheGenealogist as part of their large Military Records collection.For details, visit TheGenealogist.

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