Last updated: 3 October 2016
Although the National Army Museum holds a wealth of information on the history and traditions of the Army, it is not a repository for soldiers’ official service records.
If you are researching the military career of a friend or relative, the following information may be of use.
Holds surviving records relating to soldiers whose service ended in or before 1920 (other ranks) and 1922 (officers).
Holds records relating to soldiers who served after 1920 (other ranks) and 1922 (officers).
Holds the private papers of senior British soldiers.
Features detailed guidance on ancestor research and military genealogy.
Please note: You can also download the following National Army Museum information sheets:
Holds records relating to all those who died on active service in the two World Wars.
Search online for individual casualties from the two World Wars, and those who have died since 1945.
Search online for the wills of soldiers who died while serving in the British armed forces between 1850 and 1986.
Search online for the wills of Irish soldiers who died while serving in the British Army during the First World War.
A service run by the Royal British Legion which aims to reunite old Army friends.
A means of catching up with old Army friends.
Holds official records relating to European soldiers who served in the East India Company and Indian Army.
Please note: You can also download the following National Army Museum information sheet:
Holds lists of all known prisoners of war and internees of all nationalities for the Second World War. Enquiries concerning these lists should be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org
Search online for individual data on prisoners of war and internees of all nationalities during the First World War.
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