The official published lists are often one of the best ways to trace an officer's career in the British Services. All the monthly lists and the quarterly lists for 1940-1950 include officers of colonial, militia and territorial units.
The Army Lists were published monthly (1798-1940), quarterly (1879-1922 and 1940-1950) and half-yearly (1923-1950), as well as the ongoing modern Army List (1951-), for the regular army in this period.
If your ancestor does not appear in these lists it is very unlikely that he was an officer.
The Navy, Army and Air Force lists on Forces War Records are fully transcribed in house by our researchers, they are not merely searchable scans but a full transcription complete with all abbreviations and terms clarified, this makes them easier to search, clearer to understand and far more accurate than any other alternative version.
Period covered: 1941
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: Transcribed from the original official Army List of April 1941.