Admiralty: Officers' Service Records (Series III)

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Details of ADM 196
Reference:ADM 196
Admiralty: Officers' Service Records (Series III)

Officers' records giving dates of entry into and discharge from the service. They contain such information as dates of birth, rank, seniority, date of appointment, orders and commissions, awards, distinctions, examinations etc. and include particulars of Royal Marine Officers. Most volumes are indexed.

Please Note: Digital copies of selected records from the Royal Naval Officers' Service Records in ADM 196 can be searched and downloaded.

ADM 196 is also available as part of the Digital Microfilm project.

Date: 1756-1966
Related Material: Indexes are in ADM 313
Held by: The National Archives, Kew
Legal status: Public Record(s)
Language: English
Physical description: 179 files and volumes
Access conditions: Available in digital format unless otherwise stated
Immediate source of acquisition: from 1969 Ministry of Defence
Accruals: Series is accruing
Unpublished finding aids: Copies of a nominal index to ADM 196/117-124, which relates mainly to the service records of Royal Navy commissioned officers who served in the First World War, are available in the reading rooms, The National Archives, Kew. The records are also available and name searchable on Documents Online.

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