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Regimental muster rolls and pay lists (1732-1898)
Refer to the British Army muster rolls and pay lists c.1730-1898 research guide to find out which series to consult for the period 1732 to 1878. For 1878 to 1898, browse WO 16 to find the relevant regiment or regimental district.
Royal Artillery records of service and papers (1755-1917)
Search by name of a non-commissioned officer or soldier in our catalogue within WO 69 for records of the Royal Artillery which include:
- description books
- records of service, including original attestation papers
- registers of marriages and baptisms
- registers of deceased soldiers
- some records of transfer of men to the Army Reserve
- pension registers
- description book of the Royal Irish Artillery (1756-1774)
- miscellaneous correspondence
Second Boer War personnel records (1899-1902)
The British forces in South Africa during this conflict consisted of units of the regular army, militia units, the Imperial Yeomanry (a volunteer mounted infantry regiment set up largely for service in South Africa) and forces recruited locally in South Africa itself.
Use the advanced search in our catalogue to search by unit for enrolment forms of local armed forces in WO 126, nominal rolls in WO 127 and for registers and casualty books of the Imperial Yeomanry by service number in WO 129.