Catalogue description Office of the Commander in Chief: Monthly Returns to the Adjutant General

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Reference: WO 17
Title: Office of the Commander in Chief: Monthly Returns to the Adjutant General
Description:

This series comprises returns to the Adjutant General showing the distribution of each regiment at home and abroad, and its effective strength in all ranks, with the names of all commissioned officers present and absent. They give general particulars as to the health of the regiment, the dates of death of officers dying within the month and the numbers of men discharged for any cause.

From 1866 onwards the information contained in them has been abstracted and printed in the Annual Returns of the Army presented to Parliament.

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. (March 2004.)
Date: 1754-1866
Related material:

For complementary returns see:

For annual returns of the Army, 1750-1751, see WO 27

WO 379

WO 380

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

Commander-in-Chief, Adjutant General's Department, 1701-1870

Physical description: 2815 volume(s)

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