Catalogue description Commander-in-Chief and War Office: Fort Record Books

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Details of WO 192
Reference: WO 192
Title: Commander-in-Chief and War Office: Fort Record Books

Officers commanding British forts at home and abroad were required to maintain a Fort Record Book (AB 360) of information covering the operation, administration and history of the fort. These records include details of topography, survey data, gunnery tables, records of shooting, armament and equipment, mounting and dismounting of armaments, communications etc, and, in the case of forts guarding approaches to ports, information on seaborne traffic control. In some cases the record is incomplete but includes a short history of the fort covering earlier years.

Date: 1892-1957
Held by: The National Archives, Kew
Legal status: Public Record(s)
Language: English

Commander-in-Chief, Military Department, Works Division, 1887-1895

War Office, Directorate of Forts and Works, 1935-1958

War Office, Master General of the Ordnance, Directorate of Fortifications and Works, 1904-1927

War Office, Quartermaster General, Directorate of Works, 1927-1935

War Office, Works Department, 1895-1904

Physical description: 324 bundles and volumes
Access conditions: Subject to 30 year closure unless otherwise stated

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