How to search for a WW1 soldier's will

A new digital archive allows users to search the wills of 230,000 British Empire soldiers who died between 1850 and 1986. To do so, you will need:

  • The soldier’s last name and year of death to search for a will
  • To register for the service with an email address
  • To pay £6 to access a will

Searches takes around five minutes and can be accessed here.


WW1 soldiers' wills go online

The last wishes of thousands of soldiers who died during the First World War and were unseen for a century are being made available online. The wills of 230,000 British Empire soldiers have been placed on a new website for the first time.