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  Army Records: A Guide for Family Historians
Army Records: A Guide for Family Historians


 
Our Price: AU$34.95 Inc GST
Media: BOOK - paperback, 168 pages
Author: W. Spencer
Year: 2008
Other Data: b&w photos, appendixes, further reading, index
ISBN: 9781905615100

Availability: Out of Print
Product Code: TNA024
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Description
 
The National Archives' exceptional collection of military material covers more than four centuries of Army life. This practical and accessible guide to records in the Archives and the British Library’s India Office written by a military specialist and adviser on family history, provides an insider's knowledge of material newly released, soon to become available and recently deposited records in regimental museums.

The book shows how to explore the files of hundreds of thousands of First World War soldiers, prisoners of war from the Second World War and Korea, and the women who served in the WAAC or nursing services.

'Army Records' offers expert advise on researching a wide variety of orders, decorations and medal rolls – from the Napoleonic Wars to the Falklands - as well as the documents surrounding key regiments, such as the Household Cavalry and the Royal Artillery. It also charts the service's administrative backdrop, drawing on pension records, casualty lists and the decisions of the Chelsea Invaliding Board.

New online releases are charted and include:
- Medal Index Cards
- World War II Unit Diary
- WAAC
- London Gazette
- Overseas records
- Updated sections of records of the Dominion Forces

Contents:
Acknowledgements
Using The National Archives
Introduction
1. Organization of the Army
2. Records of the Army Before 1660
3. Commissioned Officers
4. Other Ranks, 1660-1913
5. Royal Artillery
6. Royal Engineers
7. Militia, Yeomanry, and Volunteers
8. Casualty Returns and Operational Records
9. Medals and Awards, 1793-1991
10. Courts Martial
11. The British Army in India and the Indian Army
12. Colonial and Dominion Forces
13. Foreign troops in British Pay
14. Records of Support Services
15. Prisoners of War and war crimes
16. First World War
17. Second World War
18. Other Twentieth-Century Campaigns
19. General Genealogical Records
20. Records Held by Other Institutions
21. Research Techniques
Appendix 1. Organization Chart of the Army
Appendix 2. Ranks of the British Army
Appendix 3. Useful Dates
Appendix 4. Imperial Yeomanry Comoanies and Battalions
Appendix 5. Regimental Order of Precedence
Appendix 6. Key War Office Records an How They Are Made Available
Further Reading and Websites
Index


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