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Britain lost 146,431 men to the Battle of the Somme, with 57,470 casualties on the first day alone. Explore all of our world military records today, including:
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Slaughter on the Somme: Finding & Interpreting World War 1 Records on Findmypast
Military expert Paul Nixon explains how to trace your military ancestors, focusing on the Somme campaign in 1916 and the information that survives today.
Get general information about surviving records, before taking an in-depth look at sample service and pension records; picking out key points from each. He also looks at how the casualties started to filter back to the UK and how to search the British newspaper collection.