DocumentsOnline now has searchable scanned records of the 50,000 officers and men who served in World War I in the Royal Naval Division (RND). These were land forces formed in September 1914 from the Royal Navy reserves, which turned out to have more men than were needed at sea. A record typically includes
- home address;
- name and address of next-of-kin;
- career in the RND, such as where served, significant events, awards, and details of action;
- in the event of wounding, the nature of the wound and the hospital where treated; and
- for ratings, a physical description.