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Babington, A, For the Sake of Example (London, 1983).
Bagnold, G, A Diary without Dates (London, 1978).

Fowler, S, Spencer, W and Tamblin, S, First World War Army Service Records in The National Archives (Kew, 1998).

Jarvis, S and D, The Cross of Sacrifice (Reading, 1996).

Officers Died in the Great War, 1914-1919 (London, 1919; also available on CD-ROM in The National Archives Library).

Putkowski, J, British Army Mutineers, 1914-1922 (London, 1998).
Putkowski, J and Sykes, J, Shot at Dawn: Executions in World War One by authority of the British Army Act (London, 1992).
Putkowski, J and Oram, G, Death Sentences Passed by Military Courts of the British Army 1914-1924 (London, 1998).

Pappalardo, B,Tracing Your Naval Ancestors (Kew, 2002).
Roger, N, Naval Records for Genealogists (Kew, 1998).

Soldiers Died in the Great War, 1914-1919 (London, 1920; also available on CD-ROM in The National Archives Library).
Statistics of the Military Effort of the British Empire during the Great War, 1914-20 (London, 1922).
Spencer, W, Air Force Records for Family Historians (Kew, 2000).
Spencer, W, Army Service Records of the First World War (Kew, 2001).

Warlow, B, Shore Establishments of the Royal Navy (Liskeard, 1992).
Whitehead, I, Doctors in the Great War (London, 1999).

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Soldiers from the British empire

Clarke, PB, West Africans at War 1914 & 1939-45 (London, 1986).
Corrigan, G, Sepoys in the Trenches: The Indian Corps on the Western Front, 1914-1915 (Staplehurst, 1999).
Cundall, F, Jamaica's Part in the Great War, 1914-1918 (Jamaica, 1925).

Dyde, B, The Empty Sleeve (London, 1997).

Farwell, B, The Gurkhas (London, 1984).
Fuller, J, Troop Morale and Popular Culture in the British and Dominion Armies, 1914-1918 (Oxford, 1990).

Howe, G, 'West Indian Blacks and the Struggle for Participation in World War I', Journal of Caribbean History (1994).

Joseph, C L, 'The British West Indies Regiment, 1914-1918', Journal of Caribbean History (1971).

Omissi, D, The Sepoy and the Raj (Basingstoke, 1994).

Tabili, L, We ask for British justice: workers and racial difference in late imperial Britain (Ithaca, 1994)
Tyquin, M, Gallipoli: The medical war. The Australian army medical services in the Dardanelles campaign of 1915 (Kensington, NSW, 1993)

Visram, R, 'The First World War and Indian Soldiers', Indo-British Review (1989).

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Wills and WW1 medal rolls available to download

Alphabetical Index of research guides, The National Archives

Please note that these links are provided to facilitate further research. The National Archives does not endorse the information given on these sites in any way.

The Long, Long Trail: The story of the British Army of 1914-1918

Commonwealth War Graves Commission

The First World War: Veterans Affairs Canada

Frodo and the Great War

Kitchener's Men: A 1914-1918 resource site

Shot at Dawn

Victoria Cross Reference

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