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British Army Service Records

Discover your ancestors among more than 8.1 million documents about the British Army between 1760 and 1939. Find officers and other ranks in 17 different sets of records from The National Archives and the Scots Guards. The records can tell you when your ancestor joined and left the army, as well as details about where he came from and his military service.


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