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Researching Men and Women who served in British Forces in World War II


Mark the 75th anniversary of the end of WWII, and find out more about the men and women who served around the world between 1939 and 1945. We probably grew up listening to our parents and grandparents’ stories of the War. But how can we find out more about what they experienced?

In this lecture Simon Fowler discusses the records you might use to research your parents’ and grandparents’ war service, whether they were in the ATS or in the Burmese jungle. As well as British records he looks at the major sources for the men and women in the Commonwealth and Indian forces You might be surprised by what you find.


About the speaker:  Simon Fowler is an experienced family history teacher, writer and researcher. He worked for The National Archives on and off for over thirty years. Today he is a professional researcher mainly on family history and military topics.

He has written regularly for genealogy magazines and has authored over two dozen books.   Simon teaches at Dundee University, Pharos Tutors and regularly lectures for the Society of Genealogists.

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