Catalogue description Admiralty: Officers' Service Records (Series III)

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Details of ADM 196
Reference: ADM 196
Title: Admiralty: Officers' Service Records (Series III)

Officers' records giving dates of entry into and discharge from the service. They contain such information as dates of birth, rank, seniority, date of appointment, orders and commissions, awards, distinctions, examinations etc. and include particulars of Royal Marine Officers. Most volumes are indexed.

Digital copies of Royal Navy officers’ service records 1756-1931 can be searched and downloaded.b The index volumes within ADM 196 are also available as digital microfilm.

Date: 1756-1966

Except for the index volumes, each entry within a volume has been treated as a separate item for cataloguing and digitisation. The item numbering has been generated automatically for system reasons; in most instances the item numbers do not appear on the documents themselves. Due to errors in the original microfilming and digitisation processes, some items may be numbered out of sequence.

Related material:

Indexes are in ADM 313

Held by: The National Archives, Kew
Legal status: Public Record(s)
Language: English
Physical description: 179 files and volumes
Access conditions: Available in digital format unless otherwise stated
Immediate source of acquisition:

from 1969 Ministry of Defence

Accruals: Series is accruing
Unpublished finding aids:

Copies of a nominal index to ADM 196/117-124, which relates mainly to the service records of Royal Navy commissioned officers who served in the First World War, are available in the reading rooms, The National Archives, Kew.

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