Discover your ancestors’ employment and war record at the same time. If your relatives worked local government in England’s captial you can track their World War 1 service in the London County Council Record of Service 1914-1918.
Each record is an original transcription from London County Council’s published roll of employees who served during the First World War. This roll was originally published in 1922 and a presentation copy given to each member of the County Council's staff who had served during the war. Original copies of these books are commonly found with a named bookplate to the individual concerned.
The amount of information listed varies, but will often include some of the following information:
• Employee's name
• London County Council Department
• Regiment or unit served with
• Theatre of war served in
• Brief service history
In addition, acts of valour mentioned in the first part of the book have also been recorded and added to the profile of the individual concerned.
The London County Council published the list in a book in 1920 that was presented to every person listed (and to the next of kin when that serviceman or woman was killed).
The information from the London County Council Record of Service was published in two parts: a narrative of the war and a published roll of men sorted by the department they worked in. For the first time this information has been amalgamated so that your ancestors can be tracked by name, number or regiment.