Surrey Recruitment registers 1908 to 1933

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Did your ancestors join the armed forces in Surrey between 1908 and 1933? Transcripts of the Surrey Recruitment Registers on Forces War Records comprise details of about 85,000+ men who signed up for service with a variety of regiments in Surrey between 1908 and 1933, including volunteers and conscripts in World War I.

Recruitment registers for the period of the World War I appear to be of extreme rarity as such records were supposed to be destroyed after the war.

The majority of the records here relate to men who volunteered, or were conscripted, during the First World War. However, some registers also cover pre-war enlistments into the regular army and Special Reserve, whilst others enlistments into the regular army after hostilities had ceased.

Records in this collection are likely to include the following:

  • First name
  • Surname
  • Regimental number
  • Age
  • Height
  • Eye colour
  • Hair colour
  • Distinctive marks
  • Birth year
  • Birth place
  • Occupation
  • Attestation date
  • Attestation place
  • Regiment
  • Battalion
  • Additional notes or remarks

Please be aware that due to the way we collate, and cross reference our databases, some records will contain more information than that listed above.

Original Source: Reproduced courtesy of The Surrey History Trust

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