United Kingdom, World War I Women's Army Auxiliary Corps Records (FamilySearch Historical Records)
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United Kingdom, World War I Women's Army Auxiliary Corps Records, 1917-1920
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- 1 What is in This Collection?
- 2 What Can These Records Tell Me?
- 3 How Do I Search This Collection?
- 4 What Do I Do Next?
- 5 Known Issues With This Collection
- 6 Citing This Collection
- 7 How Can I Contribute to the FamilySearch Wiki?
What is in This Collection?
This collection will include records from 1917-1920 This collection contains records of 7,000 women who joined the Women's Army Auxiliary Corps (WAAC) / Queen Mary's Army Auxiliary Corps (QMAAC) between 1917 and 1920. These records are held in series WO 398 at The National Archives and contain enrolment forms, statements of service, and other documents pertaining to their service.
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What Can These Records Tell Me?
Women's Army Auxiliary Corps Records may contain the following information:
- Name of soldier
- Date of birth
- Place of birth
- Marital Status
- Number of children (If married)
- Date of enlistment
How Do I Search This Collection?
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- Name of the person
- Approximate date of the event
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How Do I Analyze the Results?
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What Do I Do Next?
I Found the Person I Was Looking For, What Now?
- Use the birth date to search for a baptism date in the England, Births and Christenings, 1538-1975 collection
- Use the marital status to search for the marriage in England, Marriages, 1538–1973
- Use the soldier's age and location of the military unit to find his family in census, church, and land records
I Can’t Find the Person I’m Looking For, What Now?
- Titles may be clues to property ownership, occupations, rank, or status within the community
- Continue to search the index and records to identify children, siblings, parents, and other relatives who may have served in the same unit or a nearby unit
- Check for variant spellings of the names
- Search the records of nearby military units
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Citing This Collection
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- Collection Citation
- "United Kingdom, World War I Women's Army Auxiliary Corps Records, 1917-1920." Database with Images. FamilySearch http://FamilySearch.org: accessed 2017. Citing Records of WO 398, WO 363 and WO 364, The National Archives, Kew, Surrey.
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