St Albans people serving in the military in mid-1918

A transcription of the city's Absent Voters List

Mike North & Jonathan Mein

For its First World War Home Front research project, members of the Society have recently transcribed the Absent Voters List (AVL) for the city of St Albans for 1918. As the AVL records the names and details of servicemen and some women normally resident in the city but ‘absent’ typically on military service, this transcription has many uses for other local historians as well as genealogists. We have chosen to publish this file to help those who are interested in our predecessors who lived in St Albans at the time.

We are grateful to Hertfordshire Archives & Local Studies (HALS), who hold the original version, for permission to make this transcription available on the Society’s website.

While every reasonable effort has been made to ensure the accuracy of the transcript, we recommend that, if you find entries of interest, you should apply to HALS for a copy of the original document to confirm our transcription. Copies may be ordered through Hertfordshire Names Online (via HALS may be contacted on 0300 123 4041 or

St Albans people serving in the military mid-1918
St Albans people serving in the military mid-1918 (1138k)
Extracted from the St Albans AVL 1918

This page was added by Jonathan Mein on 22/01/2015.
Comments about this page

Thank you for the work put in to create and collate this information. I was interested to my grandfather George Crane Richardson and another relation on my grandmother's side - Archibald Douglas Farnsworth Sheldrake. FYI George was wounded at Vimy Ridge very close to where his son (my father) Jack Crane Richardson, was also wounded and captured in WWII.

By Julian Richardson
On 02/03/2015

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