First World War Wills go online

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The last wishes of thousands of soldiers killed in the First World War are being made available online (subject to a £6 fee) reports the The Daily Telegraph
The hand-written wills of 230,000 British and Empire soldiers can be accessed using www.gov.uk/probate-search allowing families and historians to view them for the first time.

This will be a boon to local historians especially as they were written by the soldiers rather than officials, unlike in the case of census data or birth records.

Tarvinonline would be interested in articles from anyone locally who is researching their recent past and would like to see it online for others to enjoy, email editor@tarvinonline.org

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