If you want to look into the military service record of a soldier who served in the First World War, there are three books which are invaluable in giving you the background information to make a start.
If you know that the soldier lost his life while on active service, there are two prime internet resources to start your search from;-
War Graves Commission website.
Soldiers Died in the Great War.
This latter resource is available as a CD-ROM from the Naval and Militray Press, or is available on subscription-based genelaogy websites (such as Ancestry.co.uk). It may be possible to access this resource in Public Libraries or in Military Museums.
Once you have started you research, you may want to establish
further details. The links below are for additional resources to help you
further your research.
Also included in the links below is "A Family Memorial", which illustrates the medals and commemorative scroll in the possession of the family of a soldier who lost his life in the First World War. These medals and the scroll are often the starting point for a relative or descendant deciding to research the military history of a soldier.
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