There are a few cases where certain names and characters may
prove difficult to find. If you are having trouble with a
particular search you may wish to take advantage of our 'wildcard'
By placing an asterisk at either end of the
name (or a portion of that name), the search engine will provide
you with a range of results containing the text you are searching
for - allowing for a slight variation in character spacing,
spelling and name order etc.
For example, hyphenated surnames can prove especially
Searching for a casualty like Noor Inayat-Khan, where the
surname is hyphenated, can be accomplished by using an asterisk
with a portion of the name:
This will return 135 records which can then be browsed, sorted,
The results will compensate for any error in spacing and misuse or
emission of the hyphen etc.
Please contact us if you require