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MOST VALUABLE BRITISH ARMY RECORDS FOR REGULAR SOLDIERS

Several War Office (W.O.) class records exist for regular soldiers and their families which have not been mentioned.  The records listed below have extensive coverage for much of the British Army as a whole.  Unless otherwise indicated, the records listed below by title and W.O. class number are located at The National Archives.

  1. Regimental Registers of births, baptisms, marriages and burials:  1760-1924; FHL microfiche 6137402 & 6137403
  2. Chaplains' Returns of births, marriages and burials:  1796-1880
  3. Muster Book & Pay Lists (artillery):  W.O. 10; 1708-1878
  4. Muster Book & Pay Lists (General):  W.O. 12; 1732-1741; 1760-1878
  5. Soldiers Documents:  W.O. 97; 1760-1900
  6. Monthly Returns (sometimes called "Station Returns):  W.O. 17; 1759-1865
  7. Royal Chelsea Hospital Pension Returns:  W.O. 22; 1842-1883
  8. Royal Chelsea Hospital, Chelsea Registers etc.:  W.O. 23, 1702-1892
  9. Commission Books Series 1 & 2:  W.O. 25; 1759-1935 (some at FHL)
  10. Headquarter Records: America Muster Rolls:  W.O. 28; 1746-1785
  11. Registered Files - General Series - Garrison Churches, certificates marr. & lic., casualties, general:  W.O. 32; 1777-1892 (some at FHL)
  12. Certificates of Births, Baptisms, Marriages, Deaths, & Burials:  W.O. 42; 1755-1908 (some at FHL)
  13. Depot Description Books: W.O. 67; 1768-1908
  14. Royal Artillery Description Books:  W.O. 69; 1782-1840
  15. Depot Description Books - Militia Records:  W.O. 68; 1759-1925
  16. Militia Attestation Returns:  W.O. 96; 1806-1915
  17. Campaign Medal Rolls:  W.O. 100; 1793-1912
  18. Medals & Awards - Long Service & Good Conduct:  W.O. 102; 1831-1902
  19. South African War:  W.O. 108; 1899-1904
  20. Royal Chelsea Hospital Admission Books - Outpensioners' (Disability) Records:  W.O. 116; 1715-1913
  21. Royal Chelsea Hospital Admission Books - Outpensioners (for long service):  W.O. 117; 1823-1913
  22. Royal Hospital Kilmainham - Outpensions Records - Admission & Discharge Books:  W.O. 118; 1704-1862
  23. Royal Hospital Kilmainham - Discharge Documents of Pensioners - Outpension Records:  W.O. 119; 1783-1822
  24. Royal Chelsea Hospital Regimental Registers of Admissions - Outpensions (& Militias):  W.O. 120; 1715-1857
  25. Royal Chelsea Hospital Outpensions - Discharge Documents of Pensioners:  W.O. 171; 1782-1840
  26. British Military Records in The Canadian National Archives:  C. Series; 1757-1899 (at FHL)
  27. Pay Master General Army Establishment - Pensions for Wounds:  PMG 9; 1814-1920
  28. South African War Imperial Yeomanry - Soldiers Documents:  W.O. 128; 1899-1902
  29. Royal Hospital chelsea:  W.O. 164; 1720-1899
  30. Medals & Awards - Distinguished Conduct Medal:  W.O. 146; 1855-1909

 

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