Ordnance Office, Military Branch, and War Office: Royal Artillery Records of Service and Papers

WO 69
Ordnance Office, Military Branch, and War Office: Royal Artillery Records of Service and Papers

These records of non-commissioned officers and men 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, etc; pension registers; description book of the Royal Irish Artillery, 1756 to 1774; and miscellaneous correspondence.

Catalogue entries for this series have been enhanced as part of a project supported by the Friends of The National Archives, 2008-2013.
Separated Material:
Only 314 volumes are now held in WO 69. The remaining items, chiefly records of services of non-effectives, (WO 69/178-550), were transferred to Chelsea Hospital in 1923 and are believed to have been destroyed during the Second World War.
Held by:
The National Archives, Kew
Legal status:
Public Record
Ordnance Office, Military Branch, 1683-1855
War Department, 1855-1857
War Office, 1857-1964
Physical description:
905 volume(s)

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