1939 Absent Voters recorded in Electoral Rolls
This transcription gives the lists of the Absent Voters registered in the Electoral Rolls of 1939. This in effect shows all the people eligible to vote who were not in residence on the qualifying date, and this represents (apart from a couple of exceptions) all those members of the uniformed services on active duty away from home. Many of those listed died during WW II, so this is a good source of information about servicemen and women at the time.
Source : transcribed from typescripts originally made by D J Quigley in 1999 from the originals held by the Isle of Wight County Record Office.
We have added the CWGC record number of the CWGC records for those who died. These are not hyperlinks.
The names are ordered alphabetically by Surname, Forenames
Names are grouped by the first letter of the Surname, with a new page for each group, but headings are only given on the first page for each group
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