Explore this collection of named individuals recorded as wounded or missing during the First World War. Many of these infantry battalion records contain company detail not easily found in other sources.

Each record is a transcript typically giving the following information. Note that earlier lists published in 1915 generally give more narrative than those published in later years. The amount of information listed varies, but the records usually include the following information about your ancestor:

  • Name
  • Event year
  • Soldier number
  • Rank
  • Regiment
  • Country
  • Battalion
  • Company
  • Detail about casualty (eg wounded, missing, wounded & missing etc)

Between 1915 and 1918 The British Red Cross & Order of St John published regular lists of men missing in action during the First World War, about whom enquiries had been made. These lists were published at regular intervals, each list cancelling all lists previous to it.

Typical information includes a man’s name, regiment, battalion and company (for infantry battalions). Ranks are rarely given, but details about the date of casualty, the place where this occurred, and sometimes extensive additional information are included.

There are over 158,000 records in this collection which is published in partnership with the Naval & Military Press. The vast majority of these men will have complementary records already published on Findmypast in our medal index card, service and pension records, and prisoner of war collections.