War Office: Militia Attestation Papers

WO 96
War Office: Militia Attestation Papers

These records are attestation forms from the War Office which were filled in at recruitment and, in most cases, annotated to the date of discharge to form a record of service. They include the date and place of birth.

Electronic images of these records can be searched online through our partner website.


The papers are arranged alphabetically under regiments, in order of seniority.

Readers should please note that the dates shown for individual pieces are not necessarily the dates of the contents of the specific documents, but reflect dates relating to the specific Regiment named.

Held by:
The National Archives, Kew
Legal status:
Public Record
Physical description:
1522 box(es)
Restriction on use:
From June 2010 access to certain pieces in this series was disrupted due to the digitisation of these records. This process was completed in June 2011 and the previous access restrictions do not now apply.
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