Catalogue description War Office and predecessors: Secretary-at-War, Secretary of State for War, and Related Bodies, Registers
|Title:||War Office and predecessors: Secretary-at-War, Secretary of State for War, and Related Bodies, Registers|
Entry books and registers of the Secretary-at-War and the Secretary of State for War and also a few kept by independent or subordinate departments, including the Board of General Officers, the departments of the Commissary General of Musters and of the Chaplain General, and the Medical Department (including the Army Nursing Service). Dates given are approximate.
Subjects covered include: commissions and other appointments, records of service and other service matters; embarkation, disembarkation, casualty and deserter information; pay, pensions, absences and discharges; establishments; and the Militia, Army Reserve, defence of Ireland and School of Military Engineering.
The series includes material which would otherwise be found amongst another War Office (WO) division: the Records of the Board of General Officers and records relating to soldiers' clothing.
Records within this series are available to download as digital microfilm.
For officers' service records see WO 76
|Held by:||The National Archives, Kew|
|Legal status:||Public Record(s)|
Board of General Officers, 1706-1855
Commissary General of Musters, 1660-1817
Secretary of State for War, 1794-1801
War Department, 1855-1857
War Office, 1857-1964
|Physical description:||4001 volume(s)|
|Access conditions:||Available in digital format unless otherwise stated|
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