Catalogue description Records created or inherited by the War Office, Armed Forces, Judge Advocate General, and related bodies

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Reference: WO
Title: Records created or inherited by the War Office, Armed Forces, Judge Advocate General, and related bodies
Description:

Records created or inherited by the War Office, Armed Forces, Judge Advocate General, and related bodies relating to the administration of the armed forces.

Comprises records of:

  • General War Office records
  • Chief of the (Imperial) General Staff and its directorates
  • Commander-in-Chief, Military Secretary and Army Council
  • Army Medical services
  • Other administrative departments of the War Office
  • Finance departments
  • Central Department of the Permanent Secretary of State
  • Land Branch
  • Board of General Officers
  • Royal Chelsea and Kilmainham Hospitals
  • Constable of the Tower of London
  • Research establishments
  • Armed forces records from commands, headquarters, regiments and corps
  • Auxiliary forces
  • Army in Ireland
  • Armed forces service records
  • Private office papers and private collections
  • Commissions, committees and councils, etc
  • Ordnance Office and its War Office successors
  • Judge Advocate General

WO 56, WO 125, WO 200, WO 249 and WO 289 are numbers not used.

WO 20 and WO 21 were transferred to other series before 1905.

Date: 1568-2007
Legal status: Public Record(s)
Language: English
Physical description: 417
Access conditions: Subject to 30 year closure unless otherwise stated

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