Remote / Online Volunteering


Casualty Forms

Casualty Form

Volunteer online to help make this unique national collection accessible and help people unlock the stories of their ancestors. Visit https://www.casualtyforms.org/ to sign up and start volunteering.

These fragile Casualty Forms were digitised to preserve for future generations; they are a valuable resource for researchers (family, genealogy, military.)

The collection will remain online beyond this digitisation project, which will enable this unique national collection to be accessible to those that are unable to make a trip to the Museum’s Archive, Library and Research Department in London.

About the Casualty Forms: This important collection consists of records relating to the service of Royal Air Force Officers with the Expeditionary Force. The forms were used as both a method of noting incidences of illness, wounding and death and to record an Officer’s movements between units, leave and promotions. Where relevant, information relating to awards for Gallantry, Courts Martial and Prisoner of War details were also recorded.

 

You will:

  • Transcribe the following information:
    • Rank
    • Regiment/Corps/Branch of Service
    • Christian Names
    • Surname
    • Date of Birth
    • Death
  • Select Illegible or Blank if it is not possible to provide the information
  •  Approve other volunteer’s transcriptions (you can never approve your own, and it’s our way of quality control)

 You will need:

  • Access to and able to use a computer
  • Access to the internet (no additional software required)
  • Ability to read to (or a willingness to try) handwriting from the early 20thC.

Training:

There is a short video on the website which will show you how to operate the site and where to find the information on the Casualty Form which needs to be transcribed.

Commitment/Hours

Any time or day you have available.

 

How to get involved:

Visit and register at:  https://www.casualtyforms.org/

 

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