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==General Military Information==
 
 
'''British Military Records Through The Ages'''
 
 
When you are searching for Military Service Records there are a few important pieces of information that you need to have. These are:
 
 
*Full name of the individual. If you have as full a name as possible this will make tracking your individual easier. E.g. John Brown. There must be hundreds of John Browns. If you have a middle name it will make things a bit easier. E.g. John W Brown.
 
*The Service in which he served. Army, Royal Navy or Air Force.
 
*Rank and Regiment or Naval Ship or Squadron. Having the service number can be particularly helpful.
 
*Find out when the person served; pre First World War, First World War and after 1920.
 
*The more details you have the better. Having the dates of enlistment and demobilisation can be helpful as well.
 
 
 
*'''[[Military_Research|Military Records]]'''
 
 
*'''[[Uniforms]]'''
 
 
 
*[http://www.nationalarchives.gov.uk/militaryhistory/?homelink=main_military Researching Military History at The National Archives]
 
 
*[http://www.britishmedals.us/kevin/intro.html The Asplin Military History Resources]
 
 
*[http://www.onwar.com/aced/index.htm Wars of the World]
 
 
*[http://www.historyofwar.org/index.html Military History Encyclopedia]
 
 
*[http://www.britishbattles.com British Battles]
 
 
*[http://www.iwm.org.uk Imperial War Museum London]
 
 
*[http://www.solarnavigator.net/maritime_history.htm Solar Navigator History Pages]
 
 
*[http://www.iwmcollections.org.uk/qryPhotoImg.asp Imperial War Museum Photograph Search]
 
 
*[http://www.stephen-stratford.co.uk/ British Military & Criminal History in The Period 1900 to 1999]
 
 
*[http://www.spartacus.schoolnet.co.uk/ Information about various wars]
 
 
*[http://www.britishempire.co.uk/forces/forces.htm British Empire: Armed Forces]
 
 
 
*[http://www.lewcock.net/index.php?option=com_magazine&func=show_edition&id=9&Itemid=77 Family Tree Forum Online Magazine ~ November 2007]
 
 
*[http://ftfmagazine.lewcock.net/index.php?option=com_magazine&func=show_edition&id=12&Itemid=131 Family Tree Forum Online Magazine ~ November 2008]
 
 
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==Before 1914==
 
 
*[http://www.icmacentre.ac.uk/soldier/database/search.php The Soldier in later Medieval England (Databases)]
 
 
*[http://www.napolun.com/mirror/napoleonistyka.atspace.com/default.htm Napoleon, His Army and Enemies]
 
 
*[http://www.garethglovercollection.com/index.htm Original Source Material from the Napoleonic Wars 1793-1815]
 
 
*[http://www.garenewing.co.uk/angloafghanwar/ The Second Anglo-Afghan War 1878-1880]
 
 
*[http://www.wartimesindex.co.uk/ Archive of Victorian Wars]
 
 
*[http://www.victorianwars.com/index.php Victorian Wars Forum]
 
 
* For India: [[India#Military_History|India: Military History]]
 
 
* For the New Zealand Wars: [[New_Zealand#Military_History| New Zealand: Military History]]
 
 
* For the Anglo-Boer Wars: [[South_Africa#Military_History| South Africa: Military History]]
 
 
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==After 1914==
 
 
*'''[[World War One]]'''
 
 
*'''[[World War Two]]'''
 
 
*[http://www.wartimememories.co.uk/ The Wartime Memories Project]
 
 
*[http://www.pasttimesproject.co.uk/lsl_browse.php?subsite=ll&cat=Wartime Tales From WW1 & WW2]
 
 
*[http://www.pasttimesproject.co.uk/lsl_browse.php?subsite=ll&cat=Service%20personnel Service Personel]
 
 
*[http://www.scotsatwar.co.uk/aboutsaw.htm The Scots at War]
 
 
*[http://freespace.virgin.net/sh.k/xvidiv.html 16th Irish Division - The Role of The Irish in The War]
 
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==A-Z List of Ex-Military Service Organisations==
 
 
*[[A-Z List of Ex-Military Service]]
 
 
*[http://www.seniorsnetwork.co.uk/forces/allforces.htm Ex-Service Organisations]
 
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==Medals, Badges and Decorations==
 
 
[[image:MedalcardWW1.jpg|right|frame|250px|World War One Medal Card]]
 
 
*[[Badges, Medals & Other Decoration]]
 
 
*[http://www.casus-belli.co.uk/ Military book and Medals Anglo-Boer war 1899-1902]
 
 
*[http://www.dowlingfamily.info/i1857in2.htm Indian Mutiny Medal Recipients]
 
 
*[http://www.militarybadges.org.uk/mimage/militar1.htm Military Images]
 
 
*[http://homepages.tesco.net/~medals/page4.htm Downloadable Pictures and Descriptions of UK Military Medals]
 
 
*[http://www.answers.com/topic/list-of-victoria-cross-recipients-by-nationality List of Victoria Cross Recipients by Nationality]
 
 
*[http://www.britishmedalforum.com/index.php British Medal Forum]
 
 
*[http://www.1914-1918.net/grandad/mic.htm Interpreting Campaign Medal Index Cards]
 
 
*[http://www.mod.uk/DefenceInternet/Defencefor/Veterans MOD-Service Records and Medals]
 
 
*[http://www.militarybadges.org.uk/badget11.htm Military Badge identification]
 
 
*[http://www.king-emperor.com/medals-campaign.htm Campaign Medals 1902-1939]
 
 
*[http://www.stephen-stratford.co.uk/wwi_medals.htm Campaign Medals First World War 1914-18]
 
 
*[http://northirishhorse.net/ww1/rolls-1/1914Star.html World War One - 1914 Star Recipients: North Irish Horse]
 
 
*[http://www.nationalarchives.gov.uk/documentsonline/medals.asp Medal cards]
 
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==Prisoners of War and Internees==
 
 
The [http://www.icrc.org/eng International Committee of the Red Cross] in Geneva keeps lists of all known POWs and internees of all nationalities for the Second World War. Enquiries concerning these lists should be directed to:
 
  
Archives Division and Research Service<br>
 
International Committee of the Red Cross<br>
 
19 Avenue de la Paix,<br>
 
Geneva CH-1202,<br>
 
Switzerland
 
  
Email: archives.gva@icrc.org
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*[http://www.merkki.com/index.htm WW2 Prisoners of War: Stalag Luft I ]
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*[http://www.1914-1918.net/POW/index.php Behind the Wire. POW 1914-1918]
 
 
 
*[http://www.cowraregion.com.au/home/2292/POW_Camp_Info.pdf Cowra prisoner of war campsite]
 
 
 
*[http://www.cofepow.org.uk/ COFEPOW ~ The Children (& Families) of the Far East Prisoners of War]
 
 
 
*[http://34thdivdeathcasualties.homestead.com/files/POW_109MED.htm Prisoners of War 109TH Medical Battalion (1942 - 1945) WW2 & Beyond]
 
 
 
*[http://www.holocaust-history.org/ The Holocaust History Project]
 
 
 
*[http://www.ushmm.org/museum/exhibit/online/hsx/ The Nazi Persecution of Homosexuals]
 
 
 
 
 
Book: '''Prisoners of War, British Army, 1939 - 1945'''
 
 
 
That lists alphabetically over 107,000 British Army POWs of all ranks held in
 
Germany or in German occupied territories in World War Two. It gives each
 
POW's camp, POW number, surname, initials, rank, army number and
 
regiment/corps.
 
 
 
It was re-published in 1990, by J B Hayward and Sons of Polstead, Suffolk
 
 
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==Women in the Military==
 
 
*[http://www.wartimememoriesproject.com/ww2/womenslandarmy.php Reminiscences of Land Army Girls]
 
 
*[http://www.pasttimesproject.co.uk/lsl_browse.php?subsite=ll&catprofession=Women%92s+Land+Army Times past - Land Army Girls]
 
 
*[http://www.thewrens.com/history/ Brief history - Wrens] 
 
 
*[http://www.qaranc.co.uk/qaimns.php World War I Queen Alexandra's Imperial Military Nursing Service QAIMNS Nurses]
 
 
*[http://www.spartacus.schoolnet.co.uk/FWWnurses.htm Voluntary Aid Detachments]
 
 
*[http://www.micklebring.com/oakwood/ch01.htm The History of Voluntary Aid Detachment ]
 
 
*[http://web.ukonline.co.uk/john.marfleet/postcards/vad.htm Postcard Images of VAD Life]
 
 
*[http://www.rootsweb.com/~canmil/ww1/women/fem.htm The Canadian Military Heritage Project, Women in the War] 
 
 
*[http://www.historylearningsite.co.uk/auxiliary_territorial_service.htm The Auxiliary Territorial Service - ATS]
 
 
*[http://www.ibiblio.org/hyperwar/USA/USA-WAC/ The Women's Army Corps]
 
 
*[http://www.scarletfinders.co.uk/ Scarlet Finders - British Military Nurses 1875-1925]
 
 
 
 
 
==Woolwich Arsenal Employee Records==
 
 
At one time there were an estimated 80,000 employees.
 
 
Carole Jones<br>
 
General Manager<br>
 
Support Services<br>
 
DSDC Llangennech<br>
 
Mwrwg Road<br>
 
Llangennech Llanelli<br>
 
Carms SA14 8YP
 
 
Tel: 01554 822497
 
 
If anyone requests a search of these records then it would be helpful if they back the cause and have a whinge about records being held in Wales rather than at the Arsenal (Heritage Center in Woolwich) and also stress the importance of not destroying records after the 100 year rule which is based from the employees DOB (although it is thought that they have been fairly reasonable on this one and so chances are they may still have the record).
 
 
This link explains more about the Arsenal - [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Royal_Arsenal Royal Arsenal]
 
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==Other Resources==
 
Shop:''' The Queens Shilling''' specialises in military books and items:
 
 
:Commercial Road, <br>
 
:Parkstone, <br>
 
:Poole<br>
 
:Dorset<br>
 
:Tel: 01202 723335<br>
 
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==British Wars through the Centuries==
 
 
Roman Invasion (43)
 
 
Manduessedum (61)
 
 
Battle of Mons Graupius (83)
 
 
Norman Conquest (1066)
 
 
The Hundred Years' War (1337 to 1453)
 
 
Battle of Agincourt (1415)
 
 
Wars of the Roses (1455 - 1485)
 
 
Battle of Bosworth Field - last British king to die in combat (1485)
 
 
Italian Wars (1494 ? 1559)
 
 
Eighty Years' War (1598 - 1648)
 
 
Spanish Armada (1588)
 
 
Bishops' Wars (1639 - 1640)
 
 
British Civil War (1642 - 1649)
 
 
First Anglo-Dutch War (1652 - 1654)
 
 
Anglo-Spanish War (1654 - 1660)
 
 
Second Anglo-Dutch War (1665 - 1667)
 
 
War of Devolution (1667 - 1668)
 
 
Third Anglo-Dutch War (1672 - 1674)
 
 
King Philip's War (1675 - 1676)
 
 
Monmouth Rebellion (1685)
 
 
Battle of Sedgemoor (1685) - last battle on English soil
 
 
War of the Grand Alliance (or King William's War) (1688 - 1697)
 
 
Jacobite Rebellions (1689 - 1746)
 
 
Battle of Culloden (1746) - last battle on the British mainland
 
 
War of the Spanish Succession (1702 - 1713)
 
 
Queen Anne's War (1702 - 1713)
 
 
War of Jenkin's Ear (1739 - 1742)
 
 
War of the Austrian Succession (1740 - 1748)
 
 
Seven Years War (1756-1763)
 
 
Fourth Anglo-Dutch War (1780-1784)
 
 
American War of Independence (1775 to 1783)
 
 
Napoleonic Wars (1803 - 1815)
 
 
Battle of Trafalgar (1805)
 
 
British-American War (1812)
 
 
First Anglo-Afghan War (1839 - 1842)
 
 
First Opium War (1839 - 1842)
 
 
Crimean War (1854 - 1856)  Charge of the Light Brigade
 
 
Second Opium War (or The Arrow War) (1856 - 1860)
 
 
Anglo-Zulu War (1879)
 
 
Boer War (1880 - 1881 and 1899 - 1902)
 
 
Anglo-Irish War (1919 - 1921)
 
 
[[World War One|'''World War I (1914 - 1918)''']]
 
 
[[World War Two|'''World War II (1939 - 1945)''']]
 
 
Cold War (1945 - 1991)
 
 
Malayan Emergency (1948 - 1960)
 
 
Korean War (1950 - 1953)
 
 
Mau Mau Uprising (1952 - 1960)
 
 
Cyprus Emergency (1955 - 1959)
 
 
Suez Crisis (1956)
 
 
Brunei Uprising (1962)
 
 
Konfrontasi (1962-1966)
 
 
Aden Emergency (1963 - 1967)
 
 
Icelandic Cod War (1975 - 1976)
 
 
Falklands War (1982)
 
 
Gulf War (1990 - 1991)
 
 
Kosovo War (1999)
 
 
Sierra Leone (2000)
 
 
2001 Afghanistan War (2001-2002)
 
 
2003 invasion of Iraq (2003)
 
 
 
 
 
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