Just had an email about this. Starting on Friday, Ancestry users get free access to UK military records for 3 days. We used this last time to find out about my Great-Grandfather's WW1 service.
Which of your family members served in WWI? To what regiments were they attached? Were they following in the footsteps of other military ancestors?
Answer these questions and any others you have about the soldiers in your family with three days of free access to all our UK military records starting this Friday.
Our WWI Service and Pension records will tell you where your relatives fought and with what regiments—plus they'll give you a unique regimental number.
Once you've found your relatives' regiments, take a look at our WWI War Diaries, and you can read personal accounts of exactly what they were doing, day‑by‑day.
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** Apologies for putting this in Deals - this should be in Freebies. Could a mod move it across please? **