How to look for records of... Deaths in the First and Second World Wars
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This is an introductory guide to records of deaths of British and Commonwealth servicemen and women in the First and Second World Wars. It may also be useful in researching civilian casualties.
More than one million British military personnel died during the First and Second World Wars, with the First World War alone accounting for 886,000 fatalities. Nearly 70,000 British civilians also lost their lives, the great majority during the Second World War.
Please bear in mind that The National Archives does not hold death certificates.