Findmypast offers free access to 103 million military records for Remembrance Day

Family history website Findmypast is offering free access to UK and worldwide military records and encouraging family historians to share their stories on social media

The National Roll of the First World War, which is free on Findmypast

Family history website Findmypast are offering free access to all their military records to commemorate Remembrance Day.


Findmypast holds 103 million world military records, dating from 1760 to the First and Second World Wars.

The free records make it easier for family historians to discover their ancestors’ military service in the run-up to Remembrance Day, which marks the anniversary of the end of the First World War on 11 November.

First World War records on the website include the National Roll of the Great War, which includes names and biographies of those who fought, as well as include attestation, medal, battalion and prisoner of war records.

Records from the USA, Ireland, Canada, Australia and New Zealand are also free.

The records are free to access until 10am on Thursday 12 November.

A Findmypast Pro subscription, including records from around the world, normally costs £13.33 per month.

Findmypast are also inviting users to share stories of their ancestors’ military service on social media with #RememberTheirStories.


Rosemary Collins is the staff writer of Who Do You Think You Are? Magazine