Records of Officers Services 1775-1914

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Original source: This collection is stored at The National Archives under the reference WO76. This is an indexed collection where the record image can be seen.

Collection Description: This series comprises records of officers' services. The records give the different ranks held by the officer and his services, together with certain personal particulars which may include date and place of birth, when/where married and to whom, and any qualifications. The amount of detail in each record can vary depending on when the record was created and the purpose of the record, such as whether it was created for pension purposes or new recruits. The series includes services of Royal Artillery officers, 1771 to 1870, and one volume of returns made in 1861 by officers of the Indian Army (Artillery). The dates listed for the series overlap and may not be reliable.

This collection is reproduced by courtesy of The National Archives, London, England. The National Archives give no warranty as to the accuracy, completeness or fitness for the purpose of the information provided. Images may be used only for purposes of research, private study, education. Applications for any other use should be made to The National Archives Image Library, Kew, Richmond, Surrey TW9 4DU.

Records in this collection are likely to include the following:

  • surname
  • first name(s)
  • rank
  • unit
  • service history
  • personal details
  • dates

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: This collection is stored at The National Archives under the reference WO76.

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