Source Information UK, British Army Records and Lists, 1882-1962 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Operations, Inc., 2015.
Original data: The Official Army List. The National Archives of the UK, Kew, Surrey, England.

About UK, British Army Records and Lists, 1882-1962

Looking to find out more about a war veteran family member? Perhaps your grandfather was a WWI officer on the Western Front, or you are trying to find out more about your family member’s role in World War Two.

This collection contains lists of Officers who served in the British Army between 1882 and 1962. Not all years during this time period are included, though all years spanning WWI and WWII are covered.

Official lists for the British Army, Royal Navy and Royal Air Force have been published since the 18th century and give the names of the officers with the dates of their commissions and details of their British Army rank and British Army regiment.

Details you may find in these British Army lists include the following:

  • Name
  • British Army Rank
  • British Army Regiment
  • Date of Birth

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