Admiralty: Royal Marines: Registers of Service
These registers of Royal Marines' service contain, as well as information similar to that contained in attestation papers, a description of physical characteristics at the time of re-engagement and discharge together with full details of service.
Digital copies of records of those who joined the Royal Marines between 1842 and 1936 can be searched and downloaded.
Entries are arranged in register number order within divisions (e.g. Royal Marines Light Infantry, Chatham, or Royal Marines Band) but the dates noted in the catalogue give an approximate indication of the enlistment years covered in each register volume.
Board of Admiralty, Royal Marines, Plymouth Division, 1755-1947
Board of Admiralty, Royal Marines, Portsmouth Division, 1755-1947
Board of Admiralty, Royal Marines, Woolwich Division, 1805-1869
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