07 November 2012
Ancestry.co.uk has launched the UK Prisoner of War Records, 1914-1945, a collection spanning both World Wars and detailing the na
Ancestry.co.uk has launched the UK Prisoner of War Records, 1914-1945, a collection spanning both World Wars and detailing the names of more than 67,000 British military POWs.
These records detail the name, rank and regiment of British military personnel that were taken prisoner, as well their camp location, date of capture and release date.
Most of these newly digitalised records (59,000) pertain to WWII, and pilot POWs are included for the very first time.
The details of 8,317 British Officers POWs are also included. This collection details the name, rank and regiment of captured Officers.
Ancestry has also added two more military collections: UK, Memorial Books WWI and WWII, 1914-1945; and UK, Commonwealth War Graves, 1914-1921 and 1939-1947.
- Ancestry.co.uk is providing free access to more than 14 million war records this Remembrance Day including the British Army WWI Medal Rolls Index Cards, 1914-1920, British Army WWI Pension Records 1914-1920 and British Army WWI Service Records, 1914-1920.