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Revision as of 20:25, 5 November 2012

This page is a list of British Military records online. Please feel free to improve, edit, and add links we've overlooked.


' ' ' ' ' British Miltary Collections Online
Date Number of
Begin End Website COLLECTIONS Database Title or Description Search URL or Comments
1793 1949 Ancestry.ca ($) 10 http://search.ancestry.ca/search/category.aspx?cat=39
1793 1949 UK Medal Awards 1793-1949 UK, Military Campaign Medal and Award Rolls, 1793-1949
1914 1918 Commonwealth War Graves Registers British Commonwealth War Graves Registers, 1914-1918
1914 1920 British Army WWI Service Records British Army WWI Service Records, 1914-1920
1914 1920 British Army WWI Service Records British Army WWI Pension Records 1914-1920
1914 1920 British Army WWI Medal Rolls Cards British Army WWI Medal Rolls Index Cards, 1914-1920
Scottish Soldiers Colonial America Scottish Soldiers in Colonial America, Part I
1914 1918 Ireland Casualties WWI Ireland, Casualties of World War I, 1914-1918
1914 1918 ANZAC Memorial 1914-1918 ANZAC Memorial, 1914-1918
1873 1900 Beechwood Cemetery Ottawa Canada 1873-1900 http://search.ancestry.ca/search/db.aspx?dbid=2168
1815 1945 Ancestry.co.uk ($) 14 Ireland Casualties WWI, 1914-1918 ancestry.co.uk/search/db.aspx?dbid=1633
UK Soldiers Died in Great War http://search.ancestry.co.uk/search/db.aspx?dbid=1543
National Roll of Great War 1914-1919 http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=1538
WWI Service Records 1914-1920 http://search.ancestry.co.uk/search/db.aspx?dbid=1219
WWI Pension Records, 1914-1920 http://search.ancestry.co.uk/search/db.aspx?dbid=1114
WWI Medal Rolls Index Cards, 1914-1920 http://search.ancestry.co.uk/search/db.aspx?dbid=1262
Boer War Casualties, 1899-1902 http://search.ancestry.co.uk/search/db.aspx?dbid=1912
Army Roll Hounour, 1939-1945 http://search.ancestry.co.uk/search/db.aspx?dbid=1604
Prisoners of War, 1939-1945 http://search.ancestry.co.uk/search/db.aspx?dbid=1601
Waterloo Medal Roll, 1815 http://search.ancestry.co.uk/search/db.aspx?dbid=1831
Gateshead, Durham Honour Roll, 1914-20 http://search.ancestry.co.uk/search/db.aspx?dbid=1641
WWII United Newsreels, 1942-1946 http://search.ancestry.co.uk/search/db.aspx?dbid=1142
Canadian CEF Burials 1914-1919 http://search.ancestry.co.uk/search/db.aspx?dbid=1952
Canadian Soldiers WWI 1914-1918 http://search.ancestry.co.uk/search/db.aspx?dbid=1086
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 http://familysearch.org/search/collection/show#uri=http://familysearch.org/searchapi/search/collection/1952868
1806 1915 United Kingdom, Militia Service Records, 1806-1915 http://familysearch.org/search/collection/show#uri=http://familysearch.org/searchapi/search/collection/2046942
1835 1941 United Kingdom, Merchant Navy Seamen Records, 1835-1941 http://familysearch.org/search/collection/show#uri=http://familysearch.org/searchapi/search/collection/1762440
FindMyPast.co.uk ($) 23 Worldwide Army Index 1861 http://www.findmypast.co.uk/search/military/indexes/1861-army-index
1656 2005 Anglo-Boer War 1899-1902 http://www.findmypast.co.uk/boer-war-register-search-start.action?product=BW
Armed Forces Births 1761-2005 http://www.findmypast.co.uk/search/armed-forces/births
Armed Forces Marriages 1796-2005 http://www.findmypast.co.uk/search/armed-forces/marriages
Army Deserters 1828-1840 http://www.findmypast.co.uk/search/other-records/army-deserters
Army Roll of Honour 1939-1945 http://www.findmypast.co.uk/army-roll-of-honour-1939-1945-search-start.action?product=ARH
British Army Service Records 1760-1915 http://www.findmypast.co.uk/search/army-service-records/all
De Ruvigny's Roll 1914-1918 http://www.findmypast.co.uk/de-ruvignys-roll-search-start.action?product=DR
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
Military Nurses 1856-1940 http://www.findmypast.co.uk/search/military/indexes/military-nurses/
National Roll of the Great War 1914-1918 http://www.findmypast.co.uk/national-roll-of-the-great-war-search-start.action?product=NR
Naval Casualties 1914-1919 http://www.findmypast.co.uk/naval-casualties-from-the-great-war-search-start.action?product=NC
New Zealand WWI Soldiers 1914-1919 http://www.findmypast.co.uk/search/military/new-zealand/wwi-soldiers
Other Army Lists & Roll Calls 1656-1888 http://www.findmypast.co.uk/genericSearch.action?genericSearchType=1
Paddington Rifles 1860-1912 http://www.findmypast.co.uk/search/military/muster-rolls/paddington-rifles
Royal Fusiliers Collection 1863-1905 http://www.findmypast.co.uk/search/military/indexes/royal-fusiliers
Royal Marine Medal Roll 1914-1919 http://www.findmypast.co.uk/royal-marine-medal-roll-search-start.action
Royal Naval Officers Medal Roll 1914-1920 http://www.findmypast.co.uk/search/military/medal-rolls/royal-navy-officers
Soldiers Died in the Great War 1914-1919 http://www.findmypast.co.uk/soldiers-died-in-the-great-war-search-start.action?product=SD
Surrey Recruitment Registers 1908-1933 http://www.findmypast.co.uk/search/military/indexes/surrey-registers
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
TheGenealogist.co.uk ($) General Search available at (see right) http://www.thegenealogist.co.uk/researchguide/?cid=1&p=123#125
1688 1927 41 Navy Lists 1689-1944
Army Lists 1661-1940
Air Force Lists 1933, 1939, 1943
De Ruvigny's Roll of Honour 1914-1918
The National Roll of the Great War
Bond of Sacrifice
British Roll of Honour 1914-1918
Chatham, Plymouth, and Portsmouth Memorial Register 1914-1921
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
Militia Records 1813, 1876
India Lists 1865, 1938
Marine Births 1837-1965
Army Births & Registers, Marriages and Deaths 1747-1980
Air Births, Deaths, & Missing Persons: 1947-1980
Regimental Births: 1407-1997
Marriages, Deaths, and Executions of British Soldiers WWI/WWII
Campaign Medals 1815
Boer War Casualties 1899-1902
Soldiers Died in Great War 1914-19
National Roll of Great War 1914-1918
De Ruvigny's Roll of Honour 1914-1924
Distinguished Conduct Medal Citations
Ireland's Memorial Records WWI
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
The Green Howards 1688-1931 Officers
History of Lancashire Militia
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
List of Officers of the Royal Regiment of Artillery 1862-1914
1900 The Black Watch - Record of an Historic Regiment
1914-19, Soldiers Died in the Great War, Part 9 (King's Own Royal Lancaster Regiment)
List of British Officers Taken Prisoner, 1914-1918
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)
Scotland's People ($) 4 Service Returns 1881-1958 /deaths at military stations abroad
Service Departments Registers
War Returns South African War 1899-1902
WWI Scottish Warrant Officers Army/Navy 1914-1918
WWII Scots in Armed Forces WWII 1939-1945
1369 1453 Forces War Records ($) 11 The Soldier in Later Medieval England (250,000 names) http://www.forces-war-records.co.uk
3 million+ records Other databases one single search, results sorted by time period, as follows:
1700 1792 Free membership Pre-Napoleonic
1793 1815 fee for some databases 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, ?)
unspecified time period Medal Rolls
1756 1945 UK National Archives ADM 10b Officers' Services, Indexes to ADM 9/2-81 and ADM 11/7-8, Miscellana, 1660-1933
ADM 13b Index to passing certificates, Engineers and Royal Navy, 1863-1901
NOTE: whatever search is available for each of these record collections is also included in a Discovery search at: ADM 104b Hospital Service Registers and Registers of Deaths and Injuries, 1742-1957
ADM 139b Index Royal Navy Continuous Service Books (1853-1872)
ADM 142 Register of Seamen's Wills (1786-1909)
ADM 159 Royal Marines' service records (1842-1925)
ADM 171 Navy Medal Rolls 1871-1915
ADM 175 Coastguard Records of Service 1816-1947
ADM 188 Royal Navy Seamen's Services 1873-1924
ADM 196 Royal Navy Officer's Service Records 1756-1917
gov.uk/SearchUI/ http://discovery.nationalarchives. gov.uk/SearchUI/ AIR 54 South Africa Air Force: Operations Record Books
AIR 78 Index to Airmen and Air Women
WAAC Women's Army Auxiliary Corps Service Records, 1917-1920 aka Queen Mary's Army Auxiliary Corps
WO 25 Regimental Description and Sucession Books
WO 30 Waterloo Prize List
WO 32 Certificates of Births, Marriages, Deaths, & Burials
WO 42 Officer's Birth Certificates, Wills, and Personal Papers
WO 65 Printed Annual Army Lists
WO 67 Depot Description Books
WO 68 Depot Description Books
WO 69 Artillery Records of Services
WO 76 Records of Officer's Services
WO 95a WWI Occupation War Diaries, 1914-1922
WO 96 Militia Attestation Papers (to 1915) $ - through FindMyPast
WO 97 Chelsea Pensionsers Soldiers' Documents (1760-1915) $ - through FindMyPast
WO 98 Victoria Cross Registers
WO 102 Long Service and Good Conduct Awards, Registers
WO 116 Chelsea Hospital Artillery Out -Pensions and Admission Books
WO 117 Chelsea Hospital Pensions and Admission Books
WO 118 Kilmainham Royal Hospital Admission Books
WO 120 Chelsea Hospital Regiment Registers of Admission Out-Pensions 1717-1857
WO 144 Armistice commision, War Diary, Dispatches 1918-1920
WO 161 Prisoner of War interviews and reports WWI
WO 211 Hart's Army List
WO 229 Headquarters Allied Expeditionary Force 1943-45
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
WO400 Durham Home Guard records, 1939-1945
a - not searchable by name
b - download printed index, no search