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The British Red Cross Register of Overseas Volunteers contains the details of over 17,000 individuals who served overseas with the British Red Cross during World War 1.

At the start of the war, the British Red Cross joined forces with the Order of St. John Ambulance to create the Joint War Committee to assist with medical care in the field. The register includes men and women who worked with the Voluntary Aid Detachments, Scottish Women’s Hospital, Order of St. John and many more. Women played a significant role during World War 1 through their involvement with these voluntary organisations and evidence of this can be viewed in the records.

Though the level of detail can vary, the register tends to list each volunteer’s name, title, rank, certificate number, department, destination – where stationed overseas – and passport number.