War Office: Personal Files

WO 138
War Office: Personal Files

This series consists of the personal records of notable military personnel, principally high-ranking officers in the British Army. Among the records are the files of General Charles Gordon of Khartoum (WO 138/4), Earl Kitchener of Khartoum (WO 138/44), Lawrence Oates (member of Scott expedition to Antarctica, 1912) (WO 138/35), Viscount Montgomery of Alamein (WO 138/73) and Wilfred Owen (poet): WO 138/74

Those referring to the First World War were removed from the Long Number series: WO 339

Held by:
The National Archives, Kew
Legal status:
Public Record
Secretary-at-War, 1660-1855
War Department, 1855-1857
War Office, 1857-1964
Physical description:
78 file(s)
Access conditions:
Subject to closure for periods up to 75 years

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