Tracing Your Army Ancestors

A Guide for Family Historians

Simon Fowler

* Third edition of Simon Fowler's best-selling guide to researching the British Army

* Revised, updated and expanded to include the latest online resources

* Shows how to trace the careers of individual soldiers from 1760 to the 1960s

* Explains how your ancestor fitted into the Army's organization

* Information on all the major archives a
Date Published :
April 2017
Publisher :
Pen and Sword
Series :
Tracing your Ancestors
Illustration :
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Binding : Paperback
ISBN : 9781473876361

Dimensions : 9.5 X 6.5 inches
Stock Status : In stockPages : 256
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Whether you are interested in the career of an individual officer, researching medals awarded to a soldier, or just want to know more about a particular battle or campaign, this book will point you in the right direction. Assuming the reader has no prior knowledge of the British Army, its history or organization, Simon Fowler explains what records survive, where they are to be found and how they can help you in your research. He shows how to make the best use of the increasing number of related resources to be found online, and he pays particular attention to explaining the records and the reasons behind their creation, as this information can be very important in understanding how these documents can help your research.

About The Author

Simon Fowler is a professional writer, researcher and historian, specializing in family and military history. He has made a particular study of the First World War, and has long been interested in how Britain, and Europe, readjusted to post-war conditions. Daniel Weinbrens PhD concentrated on the impact of the First World War on British society. His historical publications include The Open University. A History and The Oddfellows 1810-2010. He has taught courses on war and society at several universities and currently teaches this subject at The Open University.


"More superb advice on tracing your ancestors, this time covering British Army records. We hit a blank wall with many of our own researches, mainly because so many records were lost or destroyed during the second world war. This superb title helps you when the usual records come up short."

- Books Monthly

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