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United Kingdom, Admiralty and War Office: Royal Naval Division: Records of Service, 1914-1919
<p>These are service records of ratings and officers in the Royal Naval Division (RND) during the First World War. They consist of all the surviving service records for anyone who joined the RND between 1914 and 1919. Indexed service records may include first and last name, date of birth, service number, and rank.</p><br><p>The content in this collection originates from <a href="https://discovery.nationalarchives.gov.uk/" target="blank">The National Archives</a> and contains public sector information licensed under the Open Government Licence v3.0.</p><br><br>The Royal Naval Division, formed in September 1914, fought on land alongside the Army in the First World War. It consisted of personnel brought together from the Royal Naval Reserve, Royal Fleet Reserve, Royal Naval Volunteer Reserve, a brigade of Royal Marines, the Royal Navy, and the army. Full service records may also include the following: home address, occupation, religion, place of birth, name and address of next-of-kin, career in the RND, where served and significant events during this time, awards and details of action, wounds sustained along with which hospital treated them, height, chest measurement, weight, complexion, color of hair and eyes, swimming ability, and distinguishing features, including descriptions of tattoos.