We research the First World War service of soldiers who served with the British Army. We search all the surviving official documentation and use the information found therein to provide you with a detailed report.

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Our research scheme
  • You send us what is known about your soldier (personal and family information, any service details, anecdotes, family lore)
  • We search the archives for documentary evidence
  • We use this evidence, placed in context with other historical records, to piece together as full a service history as is possible and send you a written report and copies of the documents found
Known background

The client shares all known details on the individual’s military service – any anecdotes, known places of service, etc. Personal and family details are always helpful – date and place of birth, parents’ and spouse names, residence, occupation. You can send this information via the order form, either in the text box or as an attachment (doc, pdf, etc); photographs may also be attached.

Documentary evidence

Our searches cover a number of official sources of documentation, where applicable – service record, campaign medals entitlement (index and rolls), gallantry awards, Army List and London Gazette (officers), casualty lists, Silver War Badge roll (early discharge), burial or commemoration record, ‘Soldiers Died in the Great War’, rolls of honour, unit war diary on and around where date of an event is known (wounding, gallant deed, capture, death).

Where necessary or helpful in understanding the subject’s story – birth and marriage registration indexes, censuses from 1911 and back.

We provide you with copies of all documents pertaining to your soldier.

Soldier’s story

The documentary evidence is used to build a comprehensive account of the soldier’s service. Using war diaries, histories and other sources, an easy-to-read narrative is constructed by incorporating his individual details into a broader account of the unit’s activities.

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