Catalogue description Commissary General of Musters Office and successors: Artillery Muster Books and Pay Lists

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Details of WO 10
Reference: WO 10
Title: Commissary General of Musters Office and successors: Artillery Muster Books and Pay Lists

This series comprises muster books and pay lists of regiments. It provides a comprehensive means of establishing dates of enlistment, movements throughout the world, and of discharge or death. The first entry may show age on enlistment. An entry on the form "Men becoming non-effective", sometimes to be found at the end of each quarter's musters, shows the birthplace, trade, and date of enlistment of any soldier discharged or dead during the quarter.

From about 1868, at the end of each muster, may be found a Marriage Roll, which enumerates wives and children for whom married quarters were provided.

When the date of a volume is given as "March" or "September", it usually means the half year ending in the month stated.

There are no muster books or pay lists of units of the Royal Artillery serving in India, except occasionally in the earlier part of the series.

Date: 1708-1878

Arranged by serving unit; often battalion and company, or brigade and battery.

Related material:

See also Armed Forces Service Records in Division within WO

For the continuation of the series see WO 16

Separated material:

For musters of various companies and detachments (including cadets) from 1721 to 1760 see British Museum. Add. MSS. 9913 and 9914; these two volumes having been transferred by the Master General and the Board of Ordnance in 1835.

Held by: The National Archives, Kew
Legal status: Public Record(s)
Language: English

Commissary General of Musters, 1660-1817

Secretary-at-War, 1660-1855

War Department, 1855-1857

War Office, 1857-1964

Physical description: 2877 volume(s)

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