Judge Advocate General's Office: Courts Martial Proceedings and Board of General Officers' Minutes
|Title:||Judge Advocate General's Office: Courts Martial Proceedings and Board of General Officers' Minutes|
This series comprises:
Minutes of the proceedings of the Board of General Officers, with entries of warrants, letters, etc, 1706-1807.
Papers of the original proceedings of the Judge Advocate General's Office in courts martial from 1668. These include warrants, letters, depositions, etc, with some special returns from Ireland, 1800-1820, and cases relating to the Easter Rising of 1916 and Irish rebellion, 1920-1921.
Entry books detailing the proceedings held at Horseguards; the proceedings held away from Horseguards, in home and foreign stations; and the proceedings of the marching regiments; from 1692-1796.
Cases against individual officers, 1780-1824, prepared for special submission to the Sovereign. They were deemed special usually because of seniority of rank.
|Note:||The naming of a courts martial defendant within this catalogue does not imply guilt.|
For further Board of General Officer's minutes see:
|Held by:||The National Archives, Kew|
|Legal status:||Public Record(s)|
|Physical description:||1586 files and volumes|
|Access conditions:||Subject to 30 year closure unless otherwise stated|
|Selection and destruction information:||Papers for the period 1851-1914 are understood to have been destroyed by bombing in 1940, except for WO 71/343. Brief details can be obtained from various series of registers and reports, see WO 86-92 inclusive. Later files have been selected on the basis that they contain information on one or more of the following: murder, manslaughter, treason, sedition or riot; offences resulting in the imposition of a custodial sentence of five years or more; mutiny and insubordination resulting in a sentence of two years or more; cases relating to terrorist activities; cases considered to be of historic interest|
Information on the outcome of courts martial proceedings can be found in other series within this division. For guidance see
British Army: Courts Martial, 17th-20th Centuries Go to our research guidance