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Eighty per cent of these wills date from the First World War, however, whilst many soldiers left detailed wills, others left no more than a brief written instruction and the name and address of their next of kin. The National Army Museum in London holds the records of the money owed to British soldiers, who died in service between 19.These records usually note the soldier's name, rank, number and regiment, together with his battalion's number (for infantrymen) or the number of his battery or company (for Artillery, Engineers, etc.).275908 Private Henry Osborne, 7th (Pioneer) Battalion DLI, died of wounds (gas) 4.11.1917, age 24, son of Charles and Margaret Osborne of 6 Dixon Street, South Shields, buried at Dozingham Military Cemetery.In 1921, the War Office published a book listing the names of the 42,000 British Army officers who had died during the war. This volume, arranged by battalion, gives only limited details, e.g.A register of soldiers who died during the First World War was also kept in the same way as civilian deaths and you may order a copy of a soldier's death certificate from the General Register Office (GRO).The wills of soldiers, who died whilst serving in the British Army between 18, are now available on-line (via pay-per-view).This page contains information about researching First World War British soldiers, especially those who served in the Durham Light Infantry.
You should also look at The Imperial War Museum's UK War Memorials archive that is recording war memorials across the UK.Some soldiers continued to serve in the British Army after 1920.Their records, which will include details of their service prior to 1920, are still held by the Ministry of Defence and you should go to the Veterans UK website to research these soldiers.Before the end of the First World War, the Army Medal Office compiled some 5,000,000 hand-written cards recording the campaign medal entitlement for each soldier.Today, these Medal Index Cards are held at The National Archives and have been digitised and are available on-line either on TNA's own website or on the Ancestry and Find My Past websites.