Captain Douglas Dunbar Jamieson rescuing two wounded men under intense fire

World War 1 Wounded Collection

In the latest release of First World War military records, TheGenealogist has brought online the most comprehensive collection of 'Wounded' from the First World War - over 1.3 million records of servicemen wounded in the British and Commonwealth forces.

Covering servicemen of all ranks, from all walks of life, the comprehensive records of Casualty Lists now available on TheGenealogist cover all the years of the First World War.

The newly released Casualty Records uncover the many stories and illustrate how big the task was of keeping accurate records in the chaos and confusion of war. The dates given on the Casualty List records give us an insight into when our ancestors would have received the news about a relative serving at the front.

Many servicemen were wounded on more than one occasion and if the wound was not too severe, a soldier could find themselves back in front line action in a relatively short time.

The Casualty Lists on TheGenealogist offer a full history of soldiers, sailors and airmen who were wounded in the First World War. For details of all wounded British and Commonwealth troops this is a complete, unique resource now available online. From famous war poets to the brave soldiers in the 'Pals' Battalions, the shocking numbers of wounded servicemen are listed in complete, accurate detail. Many servicemen received wounds of varying degrees: for some it was the end of their war, for others they were back in action within days. Using the new Casualty Lists you can see if and when your ancestors were wounded in the line of duty.

Case Studies

Harold Macmillan case study
Harold Macmillan

Former British Prime Minister and Conservative politician, Harold Macmillan, of the famous Macmillan publishing house, fought with The Grenadier Guards in the First World War.…

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Siegfried Sassoon case study
Siegfried Sassoon

Siegfried Sassoon was first wounded by a German sniper during a raid near Fontaine-les-Croisilles in April. He then famously made his anti-war stance known and his objections were read out in Parliament.…

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Daniel Laidlaw case study
Daniel Laidlaw

Daniel Laidlaw, a career soldier from Little Swinton in Berwickshire, re-joined the army aged 40 as a Piper in the 7th Battalion, The King's Own Scottish Borderers, 15th (Scottish) Infantry Division.…

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