1 The Ogilby Trust
My father’s rank and regiment is printed on a robust wooden box I still use for my daughter’s toys. If you have similar artefacts in your family archive, you may be able to confirm your relation’s regiment. If so, you can go to this website, run by the Ogilby Trust, which is a gateway to 139 military museums across the UK. Some have deposited their archives with county record offices, while others keep on-site archives. Although they don’t hold service records, they can help you find out about a regiment’s post-war history – where units or battalions were stationed at particular times. Browse museums via the homepage map, or search by collection or regiment.