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2,854 ALTO XML files at page level

2,854 image files

METS metadata files at item level

1,025,110 lines and 8,059,060 words

Covers years 1917-1919


First World War Casualty Lists were published daily in several national newspapers from September 1914. This ceased in August 1917 due to paper shortage and also the effect on public morale.

These lists contain the names of British service personnel who were reported as wounded, missing, taken prisoner of war, or killed in action.

This dataset contains weekly lists from 1917-1919, published by His Majesty’s Stationery Office.

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DOI: https://doi.org/10.34812/ab5v-d816

Dataset creator: National Library of Scotland

Dataset publisher: National Library of Scotland

Publication year: 2020

Suggested citation: National Library of Scotland. Weekly Casualty Lists. National Library of Scotland, 2020. https://doi.org/10.34812/ab5v-d816