Over 700,000 British soldiers died in WWI, with one in eight soldiers never returning home. For frontline units, the casualties were as high as one in five. Now a new searchable index on http://www.1837online.com has made it possible to search for those who died in the Great War and discover online a soldier's place of birth and residence, as well as where they enlisted.
The online records will be able to help anybody interested in genealogy looking for a relative that died while serving for the British army in WWI. The indexes on the 1837online web site include every rank that served in the British army, from soldiers to lance corporals. It also details support staff, such as 'nags men' and musicians, who usually enlisted as non-fighting men but sometimes became stretcher-bearers, facing the brutalities of the front line.
The full announcement is available at http://announcements.eogn.com/2006/02/world_war_1_sol.html