Catalogue description War Office: Records of Officers' Services

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Details of WO 76
Reference: WO 76
Title: War Office: Records of Officers' Services

This series comprises records of officers' services. The records give the different ranks held by the officer and his services, together with certain personal particulars. The dates listed for the series overlap and may not be reliable.

The series includes services of Royal Artillery officers, 1771 to 1870, and one volume of returns made in 1861 by officers of the Indian Army (Artillery).

Records within this series are available to download as digital microfilm.

Note: A cataloguing project started in Summer 2020 to correct and complete descriptions previously added to the catalogue from an incomplete nominal card index.
Date: 1764-1961

Pieces 1-379 are arranged and grouped by regimental record office, with pieces 380-533 similarly arranged by units as brigaded in 1962. Pieces 534-554 are listed in order of regimental precedence.

Related material:

For First World War officers' services see WO 339

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

Secretary-at-War, 1660-1855

War Department, 1855-1857

War Office, 1857-1964

Physical description: 554 volume(s)
Access conditions: Available in digital format only
Immediate source of acquisition:

This series was transferred from regimental record offices.

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