Libraries Second World War archives

National records

Service records for the Second World War are held at the Army Records Centre.

Many Second World War records are available on Ancestry, access is free at any of our libraries:

  • Army Roll of Honour, 1939 to 1945
  • British Army Prisoners of War, 1939 to 1945
  • Commonwealth War Graves, 1914 to 1947
  • Navy Medal and Award Rolls, 1793 to 1972
  • Navy Lists, 1888 to 1970
  • Memorial Books, WWII, 1939 to 1945
  • Web: UK, Recommendations for Honours and Awards Index, 1935 to 1990
  • WWII Civilian Death Records, 1939 to 1945

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