How to look for records of... British Army and militia 1760-1915
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You can search and download (£) pre-First World War British Army records and records of the Militia, the part-time voluntary force organised by county.
These are digitised records from a variety of record series held at The National Archives:
- Royal Hospital Chelsea pension records (WO 97, WO 121, WO 122, WO 131)
- Royal Hospital Kilmainham pension records (WO 119)
- South African War Imperial Yeomanry records (WO 128)
- Militia attestation papers (WO 96)
For more information on what these records contain see findmypast.co.uk.
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