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Mentioned in Dispatches 1st November 2014

TheGenealogist has released over 81,000 records of people Mentioned in Dispatches in The First World War. With this collection you are able to find soldiers and army nurses that had come to the notice of their superior officers for an act of gallantry, or meritorious action, in the face of the enemy. The service person's name would have appeared in an official report, written by a superior officer and then sent on to the high command.

Soldiers who were mentioned in dispatches (MiD) did not receive a medal for their action, but nevertheless were entitled to receive a certificate and wear a decoration. These new records show the date the citation appeared in The London Gazette, along with a link to the London Gazette so you can read about your soldier. You can also see an image of the handwritten card record, and view the actual government publication of the time, where your ancestor will be listed.

(The image featured above shows the oak leaf decoration awarded to those who were mentioned in dispatches)

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WW1 Casualty Lists

WW1 Casualty Lists

From future prime ministers and war poets, to the friends and colleagues in the Pals Battalions, the most comprehensive collection of First World War Casualty Records has been released online by TheGenealogist. Read full article...

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