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British Army
British Army A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z
Indian Army A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z
South African Army A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z
Queen Alexandra's Imperial Military Nursing Service A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z
Airbornes (Arnhem) A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z
Decorated Army personnel below officer level A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z
Non-Commissioned Officers & ratings A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z
Royal Navy
  United Kingdom
Royal Navy (RN) A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z
Royal Naval Reserve (RNR) A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z
Royal Naval Volunteer Reserve (RNVR) A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z
Royal Marines (RM) A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z
Women's Royal Naval Service (WRNS) A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z
Queen Alexandra's Royal Naval Nursing Service A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z
Civil Officers serving under the Admiralty A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z
Royal Fleet Auxiliary (RFA) A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z
  United Kingdom & Commonweatlh
Decorated naval personnel below officer level A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z
Warrant Officers & lower deck personnel A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z
  Australia
Royal Australian Navy (RAN) A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z
Royal Australian Naval Reserve (RANR) A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z
Royal Australian Naval Volunteer Reserve (RANVR) A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z
  Burma
Burma Royal Naval Volunteer Reserve (BRNVR) A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z
  Canada
Royal Canadian Navy (RCN) A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z
Royal Canadian Naval Reserve (RCNR) A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z
Royal Canadian Naval Volunteer Reserve (RCNVR) A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z
Women's Royal Canadian Naval Service (WRCNS) A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z
  Ceylon
Ceylon  Royal Naval Volunteer Reserve (Ceylon RNVR) A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z
  Hong Kong
Hong Kong Royal Naval Volunteer Reserve (HKRNVR) A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z
  India
Royal Indian Navy (RIN) A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z
Royal Indian Naval Reserve (RINR) A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z
Royal Indian Naval Volunteer Reserve (RINVR) A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z
  New Zealand
Royal New Zealand Navy (RNZN) A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z
Royal New Zealand Naval Reserve (RNZNR) A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z
Royal New Zealand Naval Volunteer Reserve (RNZNVR) A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z
  Netherlands
Royal Netherlands Navy (RNethN) A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z
  Norway
Royal Norwegian Navy (RNorN) A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z
  Sierra Leone
Sierra Leone  Naval Volunteer Force (SLNVF) A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z
  South Africa
South African Naval Forces (Voluntary) (SANF(V)) A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z
  Straits Settlements
Straits Settlements  Royal Naval Volunteer Reserve (SSRNVR) A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z
  Trinidad
Trinidad Royal Naval Volunteer Reserve (TRNVR) A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z
Royal Air Force     key officers: see www.rafweb.org
  United Kingdom
Royal Air Force (RAF) A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z
Royal Air Force (Volunteer Reserve) (RAF(VR)) A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z
Women's Auxiliary Air Force (WAAF) A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z
Princess Mary's RAF Nursing Service (PMRAFNS) A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z
Decorated RAF personnel below officer level A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z
  Australia
Royal Australian Air Force (RAAF) A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z
  Canada
Royal Canadian Air Force (RCAF) A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z
  New Zealand
Royal New Zealand Air Force (RNZAF) A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z
  South Africa
South African Air Force (SAAF) A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z



Sources

For all British & Commonwealth servicemen the primary (available) sources have been:

General & professional biographical reference works:

Nobility:

Military:

Armed services lists:

      Commonwealth forces:

Civil servants:

School / college (memorial) registers:

  Roll of Honour : a tribute to the Former Pupils of the Aberdeen Grammar School who were killed on active service or who died through enemy action 1939-1945 (1950)   Aberdeen, Scotland
  The History and Register of Aldenham School, 8th ed. (1948)   Aldenham, Hertfordshire, England
  The Register of Aldenham School, 9th. ed. (1959)   Aldenham, Hertfordshire, England
  The History and Register of Aldenham School, 10th ed. (1969)   Aldenham, Hertfordshire, England
  The Balliol College Register, 1916-1967 [University of Oxford] (1969)   Oxford, Oxfordshire, England
  The Balliol College Register, 1940-1990 [University of Oxford] (1993)   Oxford, Oxfordshire, England
  Old Girls in New Times : the story of some of the work done by the Old Girls of Bedford High School during six years of war, 1939-1945 (1945)   Bedford, Bedfordshire, England
  The Register of Blundell's School, 1882-1932 (1932)   Tiverton, Devon, England
  Bootham School Register (1971)   York, North Yorkshire, England
  The Bradfield College Register (1964)   Bradfield, Berkshire, England
  Brighton College Register (1847-1922) (1922)   Brighton, East Sussex, England
  The Historical Register of the University of Cambridge, Supplement 1941-50 (1952)   Cambridge, Cambridgeshire, England
  The Campbell College Register, 1894-1954 (1954)   Belfast, Northern Ireland
  Charterhouse Register, 1925-1975 (1980)   Godalming, Surrey, England
  Cheltenham College Register, 1841-1919 Additions and Corrections, 1919-1951 (1953)   Cheltenham, Gloucestershire, England
  Cheltenham College Who's Who (1989)   Cheltenham, Gloucestershire, England
  Clifton College Register, 1862 to 1947 (1948)   Clifton, Bristol, Avon, England
  Clifton College Register, 1862 to 1962 (1962)   Clifton, Bristol, Avon, England
  Corpus Christi College Oxford Biographical Register, 1880-1974 [University of Oxford] (1988)   Oxford, Oxfordshire, England
  The Denstone Register, 1873-1930 [Denstone College] (1932)   Denstone, Staffordshire, England
  The Denstone Register. Vol. II: 1931-1952 (inclusive) [Denstone College] (1957)   Denstone, Staffordshire, England
  Dover College Register, Centenary Edition October 1871-July 1971 (1971)   Dover, Kent, England
  Downside and the War (No. 3, July 1945) [Downside School] (1945)   Stratton-on-the-Fosse, Somerset, England
  Memorials of the Old Boys of The Dragon School Oxford who gave their Lives in the War of 1939-1945 (1948)   Oxford, Oxfordshire, England
  Dulwich College Register 1619 to 1926 (1926)   Dulwich, London, England
  Dulwich College War Record 1939-1945 (1949)   Dulwich, London, England
  Durham School Register to December 1939 (1940)   Durham, Co. Durham, England
  Epsom College Register from October, 1855, to December, 1924 (1925)   Epsom, Surrey, England
  Epsom College Register 1855-1954 (1955)   Epsom, Surrey, England
  The Eton Register 1893-1899 [Eton College] (1901)   Eton, nr Windsor, Berkshire, England
  The Eton School Register Pt. VII: 1899-1909 [Eton College] (1922)   Eton, nr Windsor, Berkshire, England
  The Eton Register Pt. VIII: 1909-1919 [Eton College] (1932)   Eton, nr Windsor, Berkshire, England
  List of Etonians who fought in the World War 1939-1945 [Eton College] (1950)   Eton, nr Windsor, Berkshire, England
  Alumni Felstedienses April 1890-September 1963 [Felsted School] (1963)   Dunmow, Essex, England
  The Fettes College Register 1870 to 1953 (1954)   Edinburgh, Scotland
  Old Fettesians who served in His Majesty's Forces during the War 1939-1945 [Fettes College] (1948)   Edinburgh, Scotland
  George Heriot's School Roll of Honour 1939-1945 (1950)   Edinburgh, Scotland
  The Watsonian War Record 1939-1945 [George Watson's College] (1951)   Edinburgh, Scotland
  Girton College Register 1869-1946 [University of Cambridge] (1948)   Cambridge, Cambridgeshire, England
  The Glasgow Academy Roll of Service 1939-1945 (1951)   Glasgow, Scotland
  The Book of Service and Remembrance 1939-1945 The High School of Glasgow (1948)   Glasgow, Scotland
  Biographical History of Gonville and Caius College [University of Cambridge], Vol. VI: Admissions from 1933 to 1956 (1958)   Cambridge, Cambridgeshire, England
  Greenbank School, Liverpool, 1888 to 1912 A.D. (1939)   Liverpool, Merseyside, England
  Haileybury Register 1862-1946 [Hailebury and Imperial Service College] (1946)   Hertford Heath, Hertford, Hertfordshire, England
  Haileybury Register 1862-1983 [Hailebury and Imperial Service College] (1983)   Hertford Heath, Hertford, Hertfordshire, England
  Hamptonians at War : some war experiences of Old Boys of Hampton Grammar School (1964)   Hampton, Middlesex, England
  The Harrow School Register 1885-1949 (1951)   Harrow, NW London, England
  The Harrow School Register 1971 (1971)   Harrow, NW London, England
  Highgate School Register 1838-1950 (1950)   Highgate, London, England
  Hitchin Boys' School formerly Hitchin Grammar School : Book of Remembrance : Old Boys who gave their lives in the Wars 1939-1945, 1914-1918 (1995)   Hitchin, Hertfordshire, England
  The Imperial Service College Register (1956)   Windsor, Berkshire, England
  The Keble College Centenary Register 1870-1970 [University of Oxford] (1970)   Oxford, Oxfordshire, England
  A Registers of Admissions to King's College Cambridge 1919-1958 [University of Cambridge] (1963)   Cambridge, Cambridgeshire, England
  King William's College Register 1886-1956 (1959)   nr Castletown, Isle of Man
  The Lancing Register 3rd ed. Vol. II: May 1911 (continued) to end [1932] [Lancing College] (1933)   Lancing, West Sussex, England
  The Loretto Register 1825 to 1964 [Loretto School] (1966)   Musselburgh, nr Edinburgh, Scotland
  The Malvern College Register (Second Supplement 1949) (1949)   Malvern, Worcestershire, England
  The Malvern College Register (Third Supplement 1977) (1977)   Malvern, Worcestershire, England
  A Biographical Register of Old Mancunians 1888-1951, Manchester Grammar School (1965)   Manchester, Lancashire, England
  Marlborough College Register 1843-1952 (1952)   Marlborough, Wiltshire, England
  Merchiston Castle School Register 1833 to 1950 (1951)   Colinton, Edinburgh, Scotland
  Merchiston Castle School Register 1833 to 1962 (1962)   Colinton, Edinburgh, Scotland
  Merchiston Castle School Register 1833 to 1974 (1975)   Colinton, Edinburgh, Scotland
  Merton College Register, 1900-1964 [University of Oxford] (1964)   Oxford, Oxfordshire, England
  Merton College War Record 1939-1946 [University of Oxford] (1947)   Oxford, Oxfordshire, England
  The Book of Remembrance and War Record of Mill Hill School 1939-1945 (1950)   Mill Hill, London, England
  Newnham College Register 1871-1950 (2 volumes) (1963)   Cambridge, Cambridgeshire, England
  Oundle Memorials of the Second World War 1939-1945 (1958)   Oundle, Northamptonshire, England
  The Queen's College Register [University of Oxford] (1970)   Oxford, Oxfordshire, England
  The Queen's University of Belfast War Record 1939-1947 (1948)   Belfast, Northern Ireland
  Repton School Register : Supplement to 1933 Edition (1957)   Repton, Derbyshire, England
  Register of Rhodes Scholars 1903-1945 [University of Oxford] (1950)   Oxford, Oxfordshire, England
  The Rossall School Register 1881-1954 (1956)   in between Cleveleys and Fleetwood, Lancashire, England
  The Rossall School Register 1910-1967 (1968)   in between Cleveleys and Fleetwood, Lancashire, England
  Register of the Royal Grammar School Newcastle upon Tyne 1545-1954 (1955)   Newcastle upon Tyne, Northumberland, England
  Roll of Honour of the Royal High School of Edinburgh, 1939-1945 (1949)   Edinburgh, Scotland
  Rugby School Register 1882-1921 (1929)   Rugby, Warwickshire, England
  Rugby School Register 1911-1946 (1957)   Rugby, Warwickshire, England
  Rugby School Who's Who (1975)   Rugby, Warwickshire, England
  Old Aloysians in the World War [1939-1945] [St. Aloysius' College] (1951)   Garnethill, Glasgow, Scotland
  St. Edmund Hall Oxford Who's Who (1995)   Oxford, Oxfordshire, England
  The Roll of St. Edward's School 1863-1949 (1951)   Oxford, Oxfordshire, England
  St. Peter's College Radley Register 1847-1947 (1947)   Radley, nr Abingdon, Oxfordshire, England
  St. Peter's College Radley Register 1847-1962 (1965)   Radley, nr Abingdon, Oxfordshire, England
  A Book of Remembrance : a tribute to perpetuate the memories of Old Boys of Selhurst Grammar School who lost their lives in the fight for freedom and in the service of their country during the War of 1939 to 1945 and to commemorate their contribution towards the achievement of victory (1946?)   Croydon, London, England
  Shebbear College Roll of Honour 1939-1945 (1946)   Shebbear, Devon, England
  The Sherborne Register 1550-1937 [Sherborne School] (1937)   Sherborne, Dorset, England
  The Sherborne Register 1550-1950 [Sherborne School] (1950)   Sherborne, Dorset, England
  Shrewsbury School Register Vol. II: 1908 to 1958 (1964)   Shrewsbury, Shropshire, England
  A Stowe Register 1923-1967 [Stowe School] (1967)   Stowe, Buckinghamshire, England
  The Summer Fields Register 1864-1960 [Summer Fields Preparatory School] (1960)   Summertown, Oxfordshire, England
  The Register of Tonbridge School from 1861 to 1945 (1951)   Tonbridge, Kent, England
  The Register of Tonbridge School from 1900 to 1965 (1966)   Tonbridge, Kent, England
  Register of the Alumni of Trinity College Dublin (1970)   Dublin, Ireland
  Trinity College, Glenalmond School List, 1847-1937 (1937)   Glenalmond, Perth and Kinross, Scotland
  Roll of the Graduates of the University of Aberdeen 1926-1955 (1960)   Aberdeen, Aberdeenshire, Scotland
  The University of Manchester at War 1939-1946 (2001)   Manchester, Lancashire, England
  University of Toronto Memorial Book Second World War 1939-1945 (1994)   Toronto, Ontario, Canada
  Uppingham School Roll 1853-1947 (1948)   Uppingham, Rutland, England
  Uppingham School Roll 1888-1960 (1962)   Uppingham, Rutland, England
  Uppingham School Roll 1900-1972 (1974)   Uppingham, Rutland, England
  Wellington College Alphabetical List, Roll, and List of Boys Arranged in Dormitories and Houses 1944 (1944)   Crowthorne, Berkshire, England
  Wellington College Register January 1859-December 1948 (1951)   Crowthorne, Berkshire, England
  Wellington College Register January 1859-December 1973 (1975)   Crowthorne, Berkshire, England
  Wellington College Register January 1859-December 1984 (1985)   Crowthorne, Berkshire, England
  Wellington College Register January 1859-June 1996 (1997)   Crowthorne, Berkshire, England
  Wellington Roll of Honour 1939-1945 (1949)   Crowthorne, Berkshire, England
  The Record of Old Westminsters [Westminster School 1883-1960] (1963)   Westminster, London, England
  Winchester College : a Register for the Years 1915 to 1960 (1974)   Winchester, Hampshire, England
  Winchester College : a Register for the Years 1901 to 1946 (1956)   Winchester, Hampshire, England
  Wykehamist War Service Record and Roll of Honour [Winchester College] (1947)   Winchester, Hampshire, England
  The Woodhouse Log : the Magazine of the Woodhouse School, Finchley 1944 (1944)   Finchley, Barnet, London, England
  A Register of Old Wycliffians 1882-1958 [Wycliffe College] (1959)   Stonehouse, nr Stroud, Gloucestershire, England

Memorial / service records (local, companies, professions, population groups, etc.):

Company histories (with rolls of honour / service / honours & awards):

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