Tuesday, 6 March 2018

PRONI's latest digital resource: a register of WW1 casualties treated in Royal Victoria Hospital, Belfast

Click for enlarged view of sample pages
The Public Record Office of Northern Ireland (PRONI) has launched another digital resource from its archive collection. It is the First World War Register of the Royal Victoria Hospital (PRONI ref: HOS/2/1/4/1), and it holds details of war casualties treated at the Belfast hospital between September 1914 and November 1916.

The register contains the names of more than 700 soldiers from various regiments. It also details, where available, each soldier’s rank, service number, regiment, battalion number, date of admission and date of discharge.

Launched today as part of PRONI’s Women and Medicine during the First World War conference (marking International Women’s Day on 8 March) the register can be accessed either as an excel spreadsheet, arranged alphabetically by surname, or by viewing scanned images of the register pages in a downloadable pdf (23.4Mb). Both are free of charge.

Links to the two options, along with additional information about the resource, can be found in an article about the register on PRONI's website.