In 1921 81 volumes embracing every regiment and corps of the British Army were published listing approximately 635,000 Soldiers and 37,000 Officers who died in the war, and it is this immense undertaking which is now published by The Naval & Military Press on one fully-relational database CD-Rom. Soldiers Died on CD-ROM contains the complete set of all 81 volumes with software that allows searching of every element in each record. Searches can be executed for Regiments, Battalions, surnames, christian name(s), initial(s), born (town), born (county), enlisted (town), enlisted (county), regimental number, rank, killed in action, died of wounds, died, theatre of war of death, date(s), supplementary notes.

Searches of element(s) can be made by one or as many elements as you wish. For example, you could search for every soldier who died of wounds on the second day of the Battle of the Somme, every soldier killed at the Battle of Ancre, all the soldiers born in Belfast, all the men killed in actions in France and Flanders, all the men died in India, all the men with the surname Buckland. As you will see, you will have at your fingertips what would have been months of toil and a very hefty card index system on the screen in a matter of seconds. The software package has been designed with scroll down menu bars for Regiments and Battalions and on screen buttons for you to click on with your mouse for other elements within the search field to keep typing to a minimum. In fact, if you can read and type with one finger, however slowly, you will be able to use this database to its full potential.

After completing your search you can view and sort the data on screen and print out your results. We cannot emphasise too greatly that this essential reference work has now been transformed into a fully searchable cross reference relational database. Investing in this CD Romt represents a considerable saving of over £1000 on the cost of the original books!

By using digital technology The Naval & Military Press have created a permanent and substantial record of those who fell during the years 1914 - 1919, when the Great War was taking its heavy toll on the British Army, and this will now be available to future generations in an easily accessible format.

"Lest we forget"