War Office: Records of Officers' Services

Details of WO 76
Reference:WO 76
Title:
War Office: Records of Officers' Services
Description:

This series comprises records of officers' services. The records give the different ranks held by the officer and his services, together with certain personal particulars. The dates listed for the series overlap and may not be reliable.

The series includes services of Royal Artillery officers, 1771 to 1870, and one volume of returns made in 1861 by officers of the Indian Army (Artillery).

PLEASE NOTE: Records within this series are available to download free of charge as part of the Digital Microfilm project.

Note: This series was worked upon as part of the Regiments Indexing Project, for which regimental names were added as index terms for the pre-1881 period. (June 2004.)
Date: 1764-1961
Arrangement:

Pieces 1-379 are arranged and grouped by regimental record office, with pieces 380-533 similarly arranged by units as brigaded in 1962. Pieces 534-554 are listed in order of regimental precedence.

Related Material: For the main series of returns of services see WO 25
For First World War officers' services see WO 339
Held by: The National Archives, Kew
Legal status: Public Record
Language: English
Creator: Secretary-at-War, 1660-1855
War Department, 1855-1857
War Office, 1857-1964
Physical description: 554 volume(s)
Access conditions: Available in digital format and microform only
Immediate source of acquisition: This series was transferred from regimental record offices.

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