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War Office: Papers concerning Establishments

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War Office: Papers concerning Establishments

This series includes royal sign-manual warrants countersigned by the Secretary-at-War, or copies thereof, authorizing the establishments of the various regiments both of the Regular Army and the Militia and also of the military forces in the colonies. They set out the numbers of each rank, the pay for the period covered and the estimated cost of wagons, forage, provisions, etc. The series has been very largely made up of transfers from the Treasury and the Audit Office.

It includes, in addition, the establishments for half pay, the compassionate list, and pensions to officers' widows, giving the names in each case. To them have been added a number of establishments of the Army and of individual forces, and the papers of various committees concerned therewith.

Held by:
The National Archives, Kew
Legal status:
Public Record
Ministry of Defence, 1947-
Secretary-at-War, 1660-1855
War Department, 1855-1857
War Office, 1857-1964
Physical description:
1182 files and volumes
Access conditions:
Immediate source of acquisition:
War Office
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