You are here:HomeFind War DeadHow to Find a CasualtySearching for an Individual Searching for an Individual Searching for an Individual This is the simplest type of search available on the system. Enter the surname of the individual you are looking for eg Smith. If you know them, you can also search on initials or forename. Initials MUST be separated by a space. WARNING - Not all of the records in our database contain forename or multiple initials as this information may not have been supplied to us at the time of death. Try ONE initial first (initials must be separated by a space). You can always FILTER the results later. Also, if the desired record is not found, try searching for alternative spellings of the surname as many variations exist. Searching for common names may result in many thousands of records.