As of Wednesday 24th February 2021, we have been inundated with volunteers and are in the process of responding to them all but we cannot cope with any more, thank you.
All of the pages have been allocated for transcription now and we will shortly be moving to stage two which is an independent proof reading of all the transcriptions comparing them with the original page images, to make sure nothing has been missed or mistranscribed.
We would like to thank everyone who has come forward.
We invited people to take part in the transcription of this important archive. We had photographed all the pages of the register and we hoped that volunteers would take up the challenge of copying the entries into spreadsheets for us.
A copy of the digital version will be lodged with Keighley Library to complement the original register and hopefully reduce the need to keep handling the pages. It will also make it possible to search using a computer and produce instant results about the soldiers recorded in it.
In January 2021 we invited people to come forward to help with the project and have been contacted by a large number of willing volunteers all keen to help, which is wonderful.
With their consent we have included their names here, with our grateful thanks for their invaluable help in carrying out the transcription work for us:
The War Hospital Register archived at Keighley Library contains 13,214 names of servicemen who were treated there. It also contains the names of German prisoners of war who were being held locally and required treatment from time to time, notably from the influenza epidemic.
The register is available to view at Keighley Local Studies Library in archive box BK39.