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Military deaths during the wars

Military deaths during the wars

Posted: 9 Nov 2012 10:30PM GMT
Classification: Query
I did check to see if this has been covered before, but can't see it!

When a serviceman dies during a war, is there a way of finding the BMD record as for a 'regular' death?

I have the dates of deaths from CWGC but wondered if the death was registered somewhere.

Any pointers gratefully received!

Re: Military deaths during the wars

Posted: 11 Nov 2012 8:48PM GMT
Classification: Query
Edited: 12 Nov 2012 12:20AM GMT
Hi there

I have a death certificate for my mum's cousin who died on active service in Sardinia in 1944.

A copy of his death certificate was obtained from the Service Departments Register - an Entry in the Air Force War Records of Death 1939-1948.

Looks like Service deaths were registered after the event by the Army/Navy/RAF as a collective record.

Sue Thompson Liverpool

Re: Military deaths during the wars

Posted: 16 Nov 2012 11:54AM GMT
Classification: Query
Sue

Sorry for late reply, life tends to get in the way of my hobbies sometimes, very inconvenient!

Thanks for your reply, this is my first war death so I wasn't sure where to go. As it was in the army, I guess the place to go would be would be the Service Departments Register as you suggest. I'm guessing they have a website so I will google them.

Thanks again

Andrea
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