Ordnance Office, Military Branch, and War Office: Royal Artillery Records of Service and Papers
|Title:||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.
|Note:||Catalogue entries for this series have been enhanced as part of a project supported by the Friends of The National Archives, 2008-2013.|
Only 314 volumes are now held in WO 69. The remaining items, chiefly records of services of non-effectives, WO 69 (20-61 and 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(s)|
Ordnance Office, Military Branch, 1683-1855
War Department, 1855-1857
War Office, 1857-1964
|Physical description:||905 volume(s)|