The records in this series are a representative selection of several types of medical records from various theatres of war. The records include admission and discharge registers from hospitals and casualty clearing stations, field ambulances, an ambulance train and a hospital ship. There are also medical case sheets, selected to illustrate the diversity of diseases contracted, injuries received and treatments prescribed and medical cards relating to individuals in selected regiments.
This series predominantly contains records of Servicemen, however it does contain some records relating to Servicewomen (approximately 1.5%).
Digital images of the admission and discharge registers can be searched online through our partner website, FindMyPast in the collection British Armed Forces, First World War soldiers' medical records. Records from Queen Alexandra's Military Hospital before the First World War, dating from 1910 can also be found here.
There are also five volumes in the series that relate to the use of the original collection of medical records, of which MH 106 is a sample of, when they were being used by the Ministry of Pensions. This includes registers as well as volumes containing information on the provenance and use of the original collection.