Service records (1793-1925)
Search online by name and download service records for officers commissioned before 1925 and warrant officers (ADM 196). These records are available to download as digital microfilm rather than individual documents.
Royal Marine medal rolls (1914-1920)
Search the First World War campaign medal rolls (£) for the Royal Marines on findmypast.co.uk. This database provides a complete listing of all Royal Marines who served in the First World War and also has service details for a large number of men.
Recommendations for honours and awards (1935-1990)
Search by name and download (£) Recommendations for Honours and Awards (WO 373) from Discovery, our catalogue. These are mainly British Army awards but do include some for the Royal Marines.
Establishment Book of the Royal Marine Infirmary at Woolwich (1817-1820)
Find references to Royal Marine surgeons within ADM 104/3 which can be downloaded free of charge from our catalogue.
Selected births, marriages and deaths (1830-1920)
Search by name selected registers of marriages for marines who served in the Chatham Division (ADM 183/114-120) and Portsmouth Division (ADM 184/43-54) on findmypast.co.uk (£). These can include the birth details, and sometimes death details, of children of the marriages.
Search by name for Royal Marines’ wills (ADM 48) from 1786 to 1882 on our website.
You can also browse the Registers of seamen’s wills (ADM 142) which may refer to Royal Marines on digital microfilm. For more information on what information you may find, read the catalogue description of these records.
Please be aware that these are very large files and only suitable for download on a fast and unlimited broadband connection.