Catalogue description Office of the Commander-in-Chief and War Office: Adjutant General's Office: Designation, Establishments and Stations of Regiments, Returns and Papers (Regimental Records Series I-IV)
|Title:||Office of the Commander-in-Chief and War Office: Adjutant General's Office: Designation, Establishments and Stations of Regiments, Returns and Papers (Regimental Records Series I-IV)|
Records of the establishment, effective strength and disposition of individual regiments, with notes of changes to regimental designations colours and uniforms. These are thought to have been maintained by the Adjutant General's Office but latterly were kept in the Ministry of Defence library, where they were probably used to answer historical queries about British regiments.
WO 380/11 comprises an index to series 1-3.
For the period 1803 to c1922 the records are arranged in three series; series 4 continues up to c1953.
Most records relating to the infantry regiments continue to use the numbers by which regiments of foot were known before they were given county and other names in 1881.
For records of auxiliary forces see Division within WO
For more detailed monthly returns see WO 17
|Held by:||The National Archives, Kew|
|Legal status:||Public Record(s)|
Commander-in-Chief, Adjutant General's Department, 1701-1870
War Office, Adjutant General's Department, 1870-1964
|Physical description:||24 volume(s)|
|Immediate source of acquisition:||
From 1990 Ministry of Defence
|Accruals:||Series is accruing|
Historical details of regiments can be found in A Swinson, 'Regiments of and Corps of the British Army', (Archive Press, 1972), which is available in the reading rooms at The National Archives, Kew.
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