UK—WWI Service Records, Form Identification [Part 18]

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This project is a test to determine what records should be indexed in the UK WWI Service Records Collection. As an indexer, you will go through the batch, look at an image and determine what record type the image is. Once you determine the record type, go on to the next image. To determine the record type, look closely at the title of the form. No indexing will be done in this test. This test is designed to help us index only the certain record types that we have focused on.

The following are the record types that we want you as an indexer to indentify:

  • Application for Discharge of a Recruit = Discharge record type
  • Casualty Form—Active Service = Casualty record type
  • Cause of Discharge = Discharge record type
  • Certified Copy of an Entry of Death = Death record type
  • Descriptive Report on Enlistment = Enlistment record type
  • Desctiptive Return of a Soldier Discharged or Transferred = Discharge record type
  • Discharge of a Recruit = Discharge record type
  • Medical Report of an Invalid = Medical record type
  • Medical History = Medical record type
  • Medical Report on a Soldier Boarded Prior to Discharge or Transfer = Medical record type
  • Particulars of Soldier on Transfer to Army Reserve = Transer record type
  • Proceedings on Discharge = Discharge record type 
  • Protection Certificate and Certificate of Identity = Certificate of Identity record type
  • Statement of Disability = Disability record type
  • Short Service—Attestation = Attestation record type
  • Militia Attestation of = Attestation record type
  • Territorial Force—Attestation = Attestation record type
  • Long Service—Attestion = Attestation record type
  • Letters, Telegrams, Tidbits, Title boards, Targets = Other record type

Look at the image and examine the title of the form. Try to train your eyes to look for the following words in the title of the form; Attestation, Casaulty, Certificate of Identity, Death, Disability, Discharge, Enlistment, Medical, Record of Service, and Transfer. All other documents will be marked with a record type of Other.   

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