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What kind of armed services records are available?

Local and family history A-Z > Armed services records
  • Redcoated soldier drummer Records about people in the armed services include, for example, lists of members of the individual services, lists of individuals serving in wartime, lists of individuals who died in wartime, registers of medal holders, army pension records, personal diaries, war memorials and lists of war graves
  • You can find detailed guidance in books about armed services records and family history. Go to the online catalogue and search using keywords such as 'armed service records' and 'family history army'
  • There are detailed online research guides at the National Archives Research Guides
  • There are more concise guides for the First World War  at Service records for the First World War, part of a National Archives online exhibition on the First World War

Page last updated: 17th June 2020