Second World War

Records in this collection

You may already have first hand accounts of what life was like for your relatives during WWII, though much will have remained unsaid and often details mentioned in passing will have left you with many unanswered questions.

Our WWII records will enable you to confirm the details you already know and to fill in some of those missing blanks.

Information about all those infantry, artillery and supporting corps who were killed in action, as well as those missing, presumed dead can be found alongside details about anyone captured and held as a prisoner of war.. plus those, of course, who managed to escape!

You may also like to search for your relatives in The British Newspaper Archive where tales of bravery, and news from home would often be covered by both local and national press, including dispatches