How do you find family members who fought in WW2 UK?
To identify your ancestor in British war records from World War II, a good place to start might be the Commonwealth War Graves Commission (CWGC) website. The cemetery database at CWGC contains information about cemeteries and memorials in 23,000 locations and in more than 150 countries.
How can I find my father’s WW2 service record?
Visit the GOV.UK website for information about how to request a summary of a service record from the Ministry of Defence (MOD). These are available to next of kin and members of the general public on request to the MOD, provided the subject is no longer living. An administrative fee applies.
How do I find out where someone served in WW2?
You can find veterans’ military service records from World War I to the present from the National Personnel Records Center (NPRC). The NPRC houses many types of records, including Official Military Personnel Files (OMPF).
How can I find my family who served in WW2?
To find out if they have any information on your veteran, call them at 800-827-1000. If the Department of Veteran Affairs does not have any information you can try contacting the Veteran Affairs Insurance Center at 800-669-8477.
How do I find my grandfather’s war records?
You can apply for either: your own service records if you are, or have been, a member of the armed forces.
Other ways to find service records
- the Commonwealth War Graves Commission website.
- the Armed Forces Memorial roll of honour.
- the National Archives.
How do I find ww2 records UK?
The online copies are accessed either directly from our website or from the websites of our licensed partners, including Ancestry and Findmypast. Some records have no online version and to see these you will need to consult them at our building in Kew or pay for copies to be made and sent to you.
Can you search military records for free?
Generally there is no charge for basic military personnel and medical record information provided to veterans, next of kin and authorized representatives from Federal (non-archival) records. Some companies advertise DD Form 214 research services and will charge a fee for obtaining copies.
Can you look up military records online?
Obtaining Service Records using SF-180
Military personnel records are requested using the SF-180 form. SF-180 is used by the NPRC to obtain public files from a service member and outlines several ways to send in your request: Download and mail it in. The PDF is available online for download.