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This table lists the military records available online at the following websites (in the order shown):

Ancestry.ca
Ancestry.co.uk
FamilySearch
FindMyPast.co.uk
The Genealogist.co.uk
Scotland's People
Forces War Records
MilitaryArchive.co.uk
The National Archives (TNA)
AngloBoerWar.com


Date
Range
Website # of data-
bases
Database Title or Description Search URL or Comments
1793-1949 Ancestry.ca ($) 10
http://search.ancestry.ca/search/category.aspx?cat=39
1793-1949

UK Medal Awards 1793-1949 UK, Military Campaign Medal and Award Rolls, 1793-1949
1914-1918

Commonwealth War Graves Registers British Commonwealth War Graves Registers, 1914-1918
1914-1920

British Army WWI Service Records British Army WWI Service Records, 1914-1920
1914-1920

British Army WWI Service Records British Army WWI Pension Records 1914-1920
1914-1920

British Army WWI Medal Rolls Cards British Army WWI Medal Rolls Index Cards, 1914-1920



Scottish Soldiers Colonial America Scottish Soldiers in Colonial America, Part I
1914-1918

Ireland Casualties WWI Ireland, Casualties of World War I, 1914-1918
1914-1918

ANZAC Memorial 1914-1918 ANZAC Memorial, 1914-1918
1873-1900

Beechwood Cemetery Ottawa Canada 1873-1900 http://search.ancestry.ca/search/db.aspx?dbid=2168
1914-1918 Ancestry.co.uk ($) 14 Ireland Casualties WWI, 1914-1918 ancestry.co.uk/search/db.aspx?dbid=1633
1914-1920

UK Soldiers Died in Great War http://search.ancestry.co.uk/search/db.aspx?dbid=1543
1914-1919

National Roll of Great War 1914-1919 http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=1538
1914-1920

WWI Service Records 1914-1920 http://search.ancestry.co.uk/search/db.aspx?dbid=1219
1914-1920

WWI Pension Records, 1914-1920 http://search.ancestry.co.uk/search/db.aspx?dbid=1114
1914-1920

WWI Medal Rolls Index Cards, 1914-1920 http://search.ancestry.co.uk/search/db.aspx?dbid=1262
1899-1902

Boer War Casualties, 1899-1902 http://search.ancestry.co.uk/search/db.aspx?dbid=1912
1939-1945

Army Roll Hounour, 1939-1945 http://search.ancestry.co.uk/search/db.aspx?dbid=1604
1939-1945

Prisoners of War, 1939-1945 http://search.ancestry.co.uk/search/db.aspx?dbid=1601
1815

Waterloo Medal Roll, 1815 http://search.ancestry.co.uk/search/db.aspx?dbid=1831
1914-1920

Gateshead, Durham Honour Roll, 1914-20 http://search.ancestry.co.uk/search/db.aspx?dbid=1641
1942-1946

WWII United Newsreels, 1942-1946 http://search.ancestry.co.uk/search/db.aspx?dbid=1142
1914-1919

Canadian CEF Burials 1914-1919 http://search.ancestry.co.uk/search/db.aspx?dbid=1952
1914-1918

Canadian Soldiers WWI 1914-1918 http://search.ancestry.co.uk/search/db.aspx?dbid=1086
1914-1918

British Commonwealth War Graves Registers, 1914-1918 http://search.ancestry.co.uk/search/db.aspx?dbid=1539
1760-1913 FamilySearch.org 3 United Kingdom, Chelsea Pensioners' Service Records, 1760-1913 https://familysearch.org/searchapi/search/collection/1952868
1806-1915

United Kingdom, Militia Service Records, 1806-1915 https://familysearch.org/searchapi/search/collection/2046942
1835-1941

United Kingdom, Merchant Navy Seamen Records, 1835-1941 https://familysearch.org/searchapi/search/collection/1762440
1861 findmypast ($) 23 Worldwide Army Index 1861 http://www.findmypast.co.uk/search/military/indexes/1861-army-index
1899-1902

Anglo-Boer War 1899-1902 http://www.findmypast.co.uk/boer-war-register-search-start.action?product=BW
1761-2005

Armed Forces Births 1761-2005 http://www.findmypast.co.uk/search/armed-forces/births
1796-2005

Armed Forces Marriages 1796-2005 http://www.findmypast.co.uk/search/armed-forces/marriages
1828-1840

Army Deserters 1828-1840 http://www.findmypast.co.uk/search/other-records/army-deserters
1939-1945

Army Roll of Honour 1939-1945 http://www.findmypast.co.uk/army-roll-of-honour-1939-1945-search-start.action?product=ARH
1760-1915

British Army Service Records 1760-1915 http://www.findmypast.co.uk/search/army-service-records/all
1914-1918

De Ruvigny's Roll 1914-1918 http://www.findmypast.co.uk/de-ruvignys-roll-search-start.action?product=DR
1914-1920

Distingushed Conduct Medal Citations 1914-1920 http://www.findmypast.co.uk/distinguished-conduct-medal-citations-search-start.action?product=DCM



Ireland's Memorial Records of the Great War http://www.findmypast.co.uk/irelands-memorial-records-search-start.action?product=IMR
1856-1940

Military Nurses 1856-1940 http://www.findmypast.co.uk/search/military/indexes/military-nurses/
1914-1918

National Roll of the Great War 1914-1918 http://www.findmypast.co.uk/national-roll-of-the-great-war-search-start.action?product=NR
1914-1919

Naval Casualties 1914-1919 http://www.findmypast.co.uk/naval-casualties-from-the-great-war-search-start.action?product=NC
1914-1918

New Zealand WWI Soldiers 1914-1919 http://www.findmypast.co.uk/search/military/new-zealand/wwi-soldiers
1656-1888

Other Army Lists & Roll Calls 1656-1888 http://www.findmypast.co.uk/genericSearch.action?genericSearchType=1
1860-1912

Paddington Rifles 1860-1912 http://www.findmypast.co.uk/search/military/muster-rolls/paddington-rifles
1863-1905

Royal Fusiliers Collection 1863-1905 http://www.findmypast.co.uk/search/military/indexes/royal-fusiliers
1914-1919

Royal Marine Medal Roll 1914-1919 http://www.findmypast.co.uk/royal-marine-medal-roll-search-start.action
1914-1920

Royal Naval Officers Medal Roll 1914-1920 http://www.findmypast.co.uk/search/military/medal-rolls/royal-navy-officers
1914-1919

Soldiers Died in the Great War 1914-1919 http://www.findmypast.co.uk/soldiers-died-in-the-great-war-search-start.action?product=SD
1908-1933

Surrey Recruitment Registers 1908-1933 http://www.findmypast.co.uk/search/military/indexes/surrey-registers
1815

Waterloo Medal Roll 1815 http://www.findmypast.co.uk/waterloo-medal-roll-1815-search-start.action?product=WMR



WWII Escapes & Evaders http://www.findmypast.co.uk/search/military/wwii/wwii-escapers



WWII Prisoners of War http://www.findmypast.co.uk/wwII-prisoners-of-war-search-start.action?product=POW
1661-1997 TheGenealogist.co.uk ($) 41 Search link at right (select "Military") www.thegenealogist.co.uk/user/subscriptions.php?view=res
1689-1944

Navy Lists 1689-1944
1661-1940

Army Lists 1661-1940
1933, 1939, 1943

Air Force Lists 1933, 1939, 1943
1914-1918

De Ruvigny's Roll of Honour 1914-1918



The National Roll of the Great War



Bond of Sacrifice
1914-1918

British Roll of Honour 1914-1918
1914-1921

Chatham, Plymouth, and Portsmouth Memorial Register 1914-1921
1857-1923

The Victoria Cross and Distinguished Service Order Records 1857-1923



Great War Memorial Registers



World War Death Indexes



WWI Soldier's Deaths



Defense Staff Lists
1813, 1876

Militia Records 1813, 1876
1865, 1938

India Lists 1865, 1938
1837-1965

Marine Births 1837-1965
1747-1980

Army Births & Registers, Marriages and Deaths 1747-1980
1947-1980

Air Births, Deaths, & Missing Persons: 1947-1980
1407-1997

Regimental Births: 1407-1997



Marriages, Deaths, and Executions of British Soldiers WWI/WWII
1815

Campaign Medals 1815
1899-1902

Boer War Casualties 1899-1902
1914-1919

Soldiers Died in Great War 1914-19
1914-1918

National Roll of Great War 1914-1918
1914-1924

De Ruvigny's Roll of Honour 1914-1924



Distinguished Conduct Medal Citations



Ireland's Memorial Records WWI
1914-1919

Naval Casualties 1914-1919



World War I Death Indexes



World War II Death Indexes



15th Foot Regiment (Yorkshire East Riding) Historical Records



19th Foot Regiment (Yorkshire North Riding Historical Records
1688-1931

The Green Howards 1688-1931 Officers



History of Lancashire Militia
1756-1884

Roll of Officiers York & Lancaster Regiment 1756-1884



Regimental Records of Highland Light Infantry (Old 71st & 74th)



86th Foot Regiment (Royal County Down ) Historical Records
1862-1914

List of Officers of the Royal Regiment of Artillery 1862-1914
1900

1900 The Black Watch - Record of an Historic Regiment
1914-1919

1914-19, Soldiers Died in the Great War, Part 9 (King's Own Royal Lancaster Regiment)
1914-1919

List of British Officers Taken Prisoner, 1914-1918
1917-1918

War Office Casualty Lists 1917-1918



WWI Navy and Military Despatches Vol. 1- Vol. 7
1815-1815 Military-Genealogy.com 12 Men of Battle of Waterloo 1815 (39000 soldiers)
1899-1902

Boer War Casualities 1899-1902
1914-1919
WWI Soldiers Died in the Great War 1914-1919
1914-1918
WWI The National Roll of the Great War 1914-1918
1914-1924 WWI De Ruvigny's Roll of Honour 1914-1924


WWI Distinguished Conduct medal Citations


WWI Ireland's Memorial Records
1914-1918
WWI British Officers Taken POW Aug 1914-Nov 1918 (8700 officers)
1914-1919
WWI Naval Casualities 1914-1919
1939-1935
WWII Army Roll of Honour 1939-1945


WWII British Prisoners of War (German Camps)


WWII POW Naval & Air Forces of Great Britain & The Empire (21,000)
1881-1958 Scotland's People ($) 4 Service Returns 1881-1958 /deaths at military stations abroad www.scotlandspeople.co.uk



Service Departments Registers
1899-1902

War Returns South African War 1899-1902
1914-1918
WWII Scottish Warrant Officers Army/Navy 1914-1918
1939-1945
WWII Scots in Armed Forces WWII 1939-1945
1369-1453 Forces War Records ($) 11 The Soldier in Later Medieval England (250,000 names) http://www.forces-war-records.co.uk

Other databases one single search, results sorted by time period, as follows:

Over 3 million records

Free membership

fee for some databases

1700-1792

Pre-Napoleonic
1793-1815

Napoleonic ( Men of the Battle of Waterloo, Napoleonic War Records, )
1800-1853

Early 19th Century
1853-1856

Crimean War (Crimean War Records, )
1857-1899

Victorian Conflicts ( Indian Mutiny Records, )
1899-1902

Boer War (Boer War Casualties, )
1914-1920

WWI (Soldiers Died in the Great War, WW1 Records, Commonwealth War Graves, De Ruvignys Roll Of Honour, )
1939-1945

WWII (World War 2 Naval Losses, WW2 Records, Commonwealth War Graves, Army Roll of Honour, British Prisoners of War)
1946-2012

Post WWII (Falklands War Records, Home Guard, ?)
no years given


Medal Rolls

www.militaryarchive.co.uk ($)
Search by group of records www.militaryarchive.co.uk, some free
1876-1919

The Rolls Army long service and good conduct medals
1895-1930


Volunteer Long Service Medal (British issues)
1914-1915


Stars (Army & Royal Flying Corps Officers)
no dates given


Territorial Force War Medal (Officers)
1880-1935

Murphy's registers
250,000 records, see source list. Search requires login.



The Library >550 unit histories and biographical reference books ($)
1756-1945 TNA - National Archives of the UK ADM 10b Officers' Services, Indexes to ADM 9/2-81 and ADM 11/7-8, Miscellana, 1660-1933
1863-1901
ADM 13b Index to passing certificates, Engineers and Royal Navy, 1863-1901
1805
ADM 36b Example muster books of Royal Navy, taken from HMS Victory
1863
ADM 101b Example medical journal from Sphinx surgeon T. Coghlan
NOTE: whatever search is available for each of these record collections is also included in a Discovery search ADM 104b Hospital Service Registers and Registers of Deaths and Injuries, 1742-1957
1853-1872
ADM 139b Index Royal Navy Continuous Service Books (1853-1872) search and download
1786-1909
ADM 142 Register of Seamen's Wills (1786-1909) 1786-1882 will copy available, index to 1925
1842-1925
ADM 159 Royal Marines' service records (1842-1925)
1871-1915
ADM 171 Navy Medal Rolls 1871-1915
1816-1947
ADM 175 Coastguard Records of Service 1816-1947
1873-1924
ADM 188 Royal Navy Seamen's Services 1873-1924 search and download
1756-1917
ADM 196 Royal Navy Officer's Service Records 1756-1917 search and download
1887-1985
AIR 2 Air Ministry Correspondence http://discovery.nationalarchives.gov.uk/SearchUI/
1936-1963
AIR 22 Air Ministry: Periodical Returns, Intelligence Summaries and Bulletins http://discovery.nationalarchives.gov.uk/SearchUI/
1936-1947
AIR 54 South Africa Air Force: Operations Record Books http://discovery.nationalarchives.gov.uk/SearchUI/
1918-1928
AIR 78b Index to Airmen and Air Women This is an index, acual records are AIR 79 (not yet digitized)
1851-1916
FO 611 Foreign Office Passport Registers, Indexes of Names Index on FindMyPast
1802-1849
HO 9 Convicts in hulks
1917-1920
WAAC Women's Army Auxiliary Corps Service Records, 1917-1920 aka Queen Mary's Army Auxiliary Corps
1660-1938
WO 25 Regimental Description and Sucession Books Download by bundle - browse Discovery catalogue to find bundle you need, then download it. No general index.


WO 30 Waterloo Prize List


WO 32 Certificates of Births, Marriages, Deaths, & Burials
1755-1908
WO 42 Officer's Birth Certificates, Wills, and Personal Papers Download by group of type of records. Index done on Kew Lists microfiche - MAY be part of Discovery or elsewhere.
1754-1879
WO 65 Printed Annual Army Lists download by year, each volume indexed at back


WO 67 Depot Description Books


WO 68 Depot Description Books


WO 69 Artillery Records of Services
1764-1961
WO 76 Records of Officers' Services Download by bundle (regiment), contains handwritten name index and actual records of officer's service
1914-1922
WO 95a WWI Occupation War Diaries, 1914-1922
to 1915
WO 96 Militia Attestation Papers (to 1915) $ - through FindMyPast
1760-1915
WO 97 Chelsea Pensionsers Soldiers' Documents (1760-1915) $ - through FindMyPast


WO 98 Victoria Cross Registers
1793-1949
WO 100 Long Service and Good Conduct Awards, Registers

lists submitted by regiments & units of officers & men entitled to campaign medals & clasps. Download by bundle

1831-1953
WO 102 Long Service and Good Conduct Awards, Registers Download by bundle (by time period and corps)
1715-1913
WO 116 Chelsea Hospital Artillery Out -Pensions and Admission Books Download by bundle (by date)
1823-1920
WO 117 Chelsea Hospital Pensions and Admission Books Download by date (bundle). From 1857 they give the individual's registered Chelsea number, regiment, rank, name, age, years of service, rate of pension, details of foreign service, regimental surgeon's report, character reference, cause of disability, place of birth, trade, height and physical description.
From 1874 the records may also provide information on intended place of residence, date of discharge and number of good conduct badges.
From 1903 the date of enlistment is recorded, and from 1905 the medals awarded to the soldiers are given.


WO 118 Kilmainham Royal Hospital Admission Books
1717-1857
WO 120 Chelsea Hospital Regiment Registers of Admission Out-Pensions 1717-1857
1918-1920
WO 144 Armistice commision, War Diary, Dispatches 1918-1920 download by date, unindexed


WO 161 Prisoner of War interviews and reports WWI


WO 211 Hart's Army List
1943-45
WO 229 Headquarters Allied Expeditionary Force 1943-45
1870-1922
WO 338 Officer's Services Index, 1870-1922


WO 373 Recommendations for Honours and Awards


WO 372 First World War Medal Index Cards


WO 399 Nursing Service Records, WWI
1939-1945
WO400 Durham Home Guard records, 1939-1945
1899-1902 www.angloboerwar.com Boer War Historical and biographical data on soldiers who served in the Boer War Is searchable by name




a - not searchable by name




b - download printed index, no search

 

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