Search the Military Hospitals Admissions and Discharge Registers WW1 Collection
Now reached 1 Million

"War Office: First World War Representative Medical Records of Servicemen" is a collection of records of soldiers' admission to, or discharge from, hospital in the First World War.

After the war most medical and hospital records were destroyed. The rest were given by the Royal Army Medical Corps (RAMC) to the Ministry Of Health. Just a representative selection (no more that two per cent of the total) remain, housed at the National Archives, where they are coded MH106

Fill in the form below to search our unique database of more than 1 million personal medical records of WW1. Get information on your ancestors' service, religion, medical details and movements. Learn about the battles they fought and what life was like for them.

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Each entry for a patient treated by the field ambulance includes:

  • Name
  • Rank
  • Regiment and sub unit
  • Age and completed years of service
  • Completed months with field force
  • Date of admission
  • Date of discharge
  • Injury / Illness
  • Any additional observations by medical practitioners
  • Plus details of movement back to the front or to another hospital, or in some cases the soldier's death

The collection includes data from a range of:

  • Field ambulances
  • Casualty clearing stations
  • General and stationary hospitals
  • Ambulance trains
  • Medical transport ships
  • As well as both civilian and military hospitals back in Britain

The significance of medical records in genealogy

  • These records have never been transcribed before
  • In some cases a field ambulance record may be the only existing proof that an ancestor fought in the war
  • These records can show who was treated, for what, and the movements after being patched up (or not)
  • It is also one of the few types of records that includes details of a soldier's religion, which were recorded in case last rites needed to be administered

What Makes Forces War Records Unique:

  • The ONLY site to employ an in-house transcription team, lead by military and genealogy experts, aiming for the highest possible accuracy
  • Records are cross matched with more than 4000 British military units
  • Records dating back to 1350

Get information on your military ancestors and history on their military unit in one place - learn about the battles they fought and what life was like for them

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