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Tracing your army ancestors / Simon Fowler.

By: Fowler, Simon.
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookPublisher: Barnsley : Pen & Sword Military, 2006Description: x, 194 pages : illustrations, portraits ; 21 cm.Content type: text Media type: unmediated Carrier type: volumeISBN: 9781844154104 (pbk.) :; 1844154106 (pbk.) :.Subject(s): Great Britain. Army -- Biography -- Sources | Great Britain. Army -- Biography -- Information resources | Soldiers -- Great Britain -- Biography -- Sources | Soldiers -- Great Britain -- Biography -- Information resources | Great Britain. Army Biography Sources | Soldiers Great Britain Biography Sources | Great Britain -- Genealogy -- Handbooks, manuals, etc | Great Britain -- GenealogyDDC classification: 929.1072
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Enhanced descriptions from Syndetics:

Whether you are interested in the career of an individual officer, researching medals awarded to a soldier or just want to know more about a particular battle or campaign, this book will point you in the right direction. Assuming that the reader has no prior knowledge of the British army, its history or organization, family historian Simon Fowler explains which records survive, where they can be found and how they can help you in your research. The author also describes resources available online as well as books and campaign histories. Worked examples are included which show how the records can be used to discover the career of an individual or a specific action, and particular attention is paid to explaining the records and the reasons behind their creation - this information can be very important in understanding how these documents can help your research.

Formerly CIP. Uk

Includes index.

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Table of contents provided by Syndetics

  • Preface (p. vii)
  • Chapter 1 Getting Started (p. 1)
  • Chapter 2 Organisation of the Army in the Eighteenth and Nineteenth Centuries (p. 20)
  • Chapter 3 The Army before 1660 (p. 32)
  • Chapter 4 Officers (p. 37)
  • Chapter 5 Other Ranks: Enlistment and Conditions of Service (p. 53)
  • Chapter 6 Medals (p. 69)
  • Chapter 7 Casualty Records (p. 76)
  • Chapter 8 Discipline and Desertion (p. 86)
  • Chapter 9 Pension Records (p. 94)
  • Chapter 10 Militia 1757-1914 (p. 101)
  • Chapter 11 Women (p. 106)
  • Chapter 12 British in India (p. 112)
  • Chapter 13 Dominion and Colonial Forces (p. 119)
  • Chapter 14 Boer War (p. 125)
  • Chapter 15 The First World War (p. 134)
  • Chapter 16 The Second World War (p. 153)
  • Chapter 17 1919-1969 (p. 168)
  • Appendix 1 Army Service Numbers (p. 175)
  • Appendix 2 Problem Solving (p. 178)
  • Appendix 3 TNA Research Guides on Tracing Soldier Ancestors (p. 183)
  • Appendix 4 War Office Record Classes available only on Microfilm (p. 186)
  • Appendix 5 Army Ranks (p. 189)
  • Index (p. 191)