Each record is a transcript of the original. The amount of information listed varies, but the records usually include a combination of the following information about your ancestor:
Manner of death
Place of enlistment
The Manner of death been abbreviated:
DOW - Died of wounds (sometimes days after the action in which they were wounded)
KIA - Killed in action
DOAS - Died on active service (includes by disease, natural causes or accidentally)
There were two lists created from 1916 which has resulted in duplicate records being created for names.
Within certain records it may also reference clicking on the image on the left of this page to view a larger, more legible version. These images are not available on Findmypast, as the records have been sourced from The National Archives they would need to be contacted directly to view any accompanying images.
During the First World War, more than 2,000 staff left the Board of Trade to join the armed forces. Of these, 305 were killed in action or died as a result of the conflict.
On the 19 December 1923, Prime Minister, Stanley Baldwin, a former President of the Board of Trade unveiled a Roll of Honour which was initiated by the staff after the war. The Roll was inscribed with the names of those employees who lost their lives during the Great War.
The original Roll of Honour was lost at some stage in the Board’s history. It has never been found, despite diligent enquiries and searches during the 1980s and 1990s and advertising in the specialist press.
A replica was, however, unveiled on 11 November 2002 in the company’s headquarters.
Entries use abbreviations for first names, if you are unable to find your relative on your first search you can try different name variations. For example, if your search is unsuccessful for William try W, T for Thomas and J for James.