Army Roll of Honour, 1939–1945
Search the Army Roll of Honour for details of British Army casualties in the Second World War (WO 304) on findmypast (£).
British Army casualty lists, 1939–1945
Search the daily British Army casualty lists (WO 417) on Findmypast.co.uk (£). These cover British Army officers, other ranks and nurses. They state the individuals’ rank, service number, date of becoming a casualty, type of casualty and sometimes the unit/battalion number within which the individual served.
The term ‘casualty’ covers anyone in the British Army who was killed, wounded, missing, or was a prisoner of war.
Royal Navy registers of reports of deaths on ships (1893–1950)
Download, for free, digital microfilm copies of indexes to registers of reports of deaths on Royal Navy ships in ADM 104/102–108 and the respective registers themselves in ADM 104/109–118 and ADM 104/122–139. The registers include name, age and rank of each seaman, the ship on which they were serving at the time of their death, with the date, place and cause of their death.
Royal Navy registers of killed and wounded (1854–1911 and 1914–1929)
Download, for free, digital microfilm copies of the Royal Navy registers of killed and wounded 1854–1911 and 1914–1929 in ADM 104/144–149. Indexes to these records for 1915–1929 are in ADM 104/140–143. The registers include name, age and rank of seamen, the ship on which they were serving and the date, place and circumstances of their injury or death.
Shipping and Seamen Rolls of Honour, 1914–1918 and 1939–1945
Search the Shipping and Seamen Rolls of Honour for details of people who died or were declared ‘missing presumed dead’ in the service of the merchant marine fleets during the First and Second World Wars (BT 339) on Ancestry.co.uk (£).
Indexes to deaths in the armed forces, 1796–2005
Search indexes to registers of deaths in the armed forces on findmypast (£). The death certificates themselves can be obtained from the General Register Office.
French and Belgian death certificates for British military personnel, 1914–1919
Search for French and Belgian death certificates for British and Commonwealth soldiers and airmen who died outside the immediate war zone (RG 35/45-69) on BMD Registers (£). They are written in French or Flemish and not all records have survived.
Maritime war deaths, 1794–1964
Search selected maritime war deaths (£) on findmypast.co.uk by name. The online collection includes records series BT 334 which cover First and Second World war and ADM 242, ADM 184/43–54 and CUST 67/74 which cover the First World War period.
Royal Navy First World War Lives at Sea database
Search the Royal Navy First World War Lives at Sea database by name, service number and numerous other criteria. The database is continually being updated, and by the expected completion date of November 2018, it will contain information relating to all the Royal Navy officers and ratings that served in the First World War.
The database is being compiled largely from records held at The National Archives and there is no charge for access. It is a joint project between The National Archives, The National Maritime Museum and the Crew List Index Project with the help of a global team of volunteers.
Civilian War Dead, 1939–1945
Search or browse the list of 66,375 civilians killed in the Second World War on Ancestry (£), Commonwealth War Graves Commission or Genuki (for Northumberland, Durham and Yorkshire).
The list was taken from the Civilian War Dead Roll of Honour and includes deaths on board ship and deaths abroad, including civilian deaths in prison camps. The original is held at Westminster Abbey.