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These casualty cards were used to record deaths between 1939 and 1946. There are around 26,000 for the Royal Artillery.

The information included on each form includes the soldier’s army number, rank, full name, age, birthplace, place and date of death, and cause of death. A second part details the soldier’s decorations, details of their parent corps or regiment, their final rank, and the theatre or country where they sustained their fatal wounds or died.

This information, published online for the first time, is a unique reference source for Royal Artillery fatalities which occurred during the Second World War.