UK—WWI Service Records, Form Identification [Part 20]

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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.

Record Types

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

    • Attestation Form—Short Service = Attestation record type
    • Attestation Form—Militia = Attestation record type
    • Attestation Form—Territorial Force = Attestation record type
    • Attestation Form—Long Service = Attestation record type
    • Casualty Form—Active Service = Casualty record type
    Certificate of Identity
    • Protection Certificate and Certificate of Identity = Certificate of Identity record type
    • Certified Copy of an Entry of Death = Death record type
    • Statement as to Disability = Disability record type
    Discharge Documents
    • Cause of Discharge = Discharge record type
    • Descriptive Return of a Soldier Discharged or Transferred to the Reserve = Discharge record type
    • Proceedings on Discharge = Discharge record type 
    • Territorial Force—Proceedings on Discharge during the period of Embodiment = Discharge record type
    • Application for Discharge of a Recruit = Discharge record type
    • Descriptive Report on Enlistment = Enlistment record type
    • Descriptive Report on Joining = Enlistment record type
    • Medical Report on an Invalid = Medical record type
    • Medical History of = Medical record type
    • Medical Report on a Soldier Boarded Prior to Discharge or Transfer = Medical record type
    Record of Service
    • Record of Service Paper = Record of Service
    • Particulars of Soldier on Transfer to Army Reserve = Transfer record type


    • Letters,
    • Telegrams
    • Tidbits
    • Notes
    • Title boards
    • Targets 
    • Back of documents
    • Any other form that is not on the cheat sheet

Look at the image and examine the title of the form. Only use the title of the form to determine the record type.

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.  

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