Mark1959 Posted 31 May , 2016 Share Posted 31 May , 2016 ‘Grey books’ of officers and men killed in the war (not sure what this is) - the answer My first post. Currently researching the chaps on the memorial of Stratford Upon Avon Boat Club. Although very familiar with the relevant documents through my time at the Army Medal Office thought I would read up to the forum's advice to see if there were any sources I did not know about; this led me to the page about what was lost in the 1940 fire. Came across the statement that forms the topic title. We had a "grey book" at the AMO. This was a very useful source for us. The AMO would get requests for information on individual WW1 soldiers if the Army Record Office could not find anything. . It purported to be a complete list of all British servicemen killed in WW1. Now, I cannot remember all the book had in it but I do remember that it almost invariably gave the place of enlistment for the soldier Plus other basic info. My assumption was this went to the PRO when the medals rolls did - but this was after I left. So at least one copy existed as late as the mid-1980s. One can only assume it still does; either at the PRO or at the AMO that I believe is now at Innsworth. Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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