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Death certificate

Postby katebenn » Thu Dec 03, 2015 12:57 pm

I would like to know if death certificates were issued for soldiers who died 'in action' during the 2nd WW & are buried in a foreign country.
We know where our relative died & where he is buried, but not if there ever was a death certificate issued or indeed if the death was registered anywhere as with deaths in the UK
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Re: Death certificate

Postby peter kent » Thu Dec 03, 2015 5:17 pm

You can obtain a death certificate from Overseas Section of GRO (or GROS if he was Scottish etc). Apply in the usual way except that you select "Death certificate (overseas events)".

If you want you can look him up in the Index of Army Deaths which is available on Findmypast. However you don't necessarily need the reference to order the certificate.

The certificate will not provide any more information than you already know from the Commonwealth War Graves site and the "Soldiers died in the Great War" database. Cause of death will only be shown as Killed in Action or Died from Wounds or words to that effect.
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Re: Death certificate

Postby katebenn » Fri Dec 04, 2015 3:35 pm

We are ordering his death cert.
We don't subscribe to Find My Past - we use Ancestry.
Thanks for pointing us in the right direction.
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