Admiralty and War Office: Royal Naval Division: Records of Service (Microfiche Copies)
|Title:||Admiralty and War Office: Royal Naval Division: Records of Service (Microfiche Copies)|
The series contains alphabetical indexes recording the service of Royal Naval Division officers (except for those officers transferring in from the Royal Marines), ratings/other ranks and a separate index of ratings/other ranks who died in service, described in the records as 'discharged dead'.
|Held by:||The National Archives, Kew|
|Legal status:||Public Record(s)|
Board of Admiralty, Royal Naval Division, 1914-1916
War Office, 63rd (Royal Naval) Division, 1916-1919
|Physical description:||3 microform|
|Access conditions:||Available in digital format and microform only|
|Immediate source of acquisition:||
Ministry of Defence
|Selection and destruction information:||All surviving cards were selected for microfiching. The originals will be disposed of after the completion of filming and quality assurance.|
|Administrative / biographical background:||
In August 1914 reservists from the Royal Naval Reserve, Royal Naval Volunteer Reserve and the Royal Fleet Reserve were brigaded along with certain battalions of Royal Marines, into the Royal Naval Division, a naval fighting force on land which saw distinguished service in the Dardanelles in 1915 and on the Western Front from 1916.
In June 1916 the Division was transferred to Army control as the 63rd (Royal Naval) Division. It was formed into three brigades (numbered 188-190) of four battalions each; 190 brigade was formed from Army battalions. In June 1919 the Division took part in its final parade and was disbanded.