The Royal Army Medical Corps register of soldiers 1900-29

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Each British Army regiment had these enlistment books which were designed to be a permanent record of a man’s enlistment in the regiment/corps and were kept for reference purposes from that date.

The official army designation for such ledgers is AB358 or Army Book 358.

Some records may contain more than others, this collection has both a transcribed index as well as high quality image(s) of the original ledgers.

Earlier entries in Army Book 358, up until 1929 provide lots of details.

Records in this collection are likely to include the following:

  • Regimental number
  • Whether the enlistment was for the regular army (R), militia (M), special reserve (SR) or Territorial Force (T)
  • Full name
  • Date of attestation
  • Age on attestation
  • Place of attestation
  • Whether transferred to or from another corps and in such cases, the date of transfer
  • Trade on enlistment
  • Parish, town and county of birth
  • Next of kin (parents’ details were usually written in pencil, wife’s details were written in ink)
  • Place and date of marriage
  • Place and date of birth of each child
  • Campaigns, wounds, medals or rewards of any kind
  • Date, place and cause of discharge
  • Rank and character on discharge
  • Address on discharge
  • Remarks
  • The last, “Remarks” column is important here as it often gives details of prior service, often including a regimental number and date of enlistment which would enable further research to be undertaken in other record series published elsewhere.

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: The original sources of this collection are the numerous ledgers held in the care of the Museum of Military Medicine, Keogh Barracks, Aldershot and reproduced here with the kind permission of the same.

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