More thor­ough Vic­to­rian record keep­ing led to there be­ing a wider range of sources for the 19th cen­tury

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In­cludes Mil­i­tary Cam­paign Medal and Award Rolls 1793–1949 cov­er­ing the colo­nial wars af­ter 1842; Boer War ca­su­al­ties; De­sert­ers 1812–1927; Royal Hospi­tal Chelsea Pen­sioner Sol­dier dis­charge records 1760–1920 (you need to ad­di­tion­ally sub­scribe to their Fold3 ser­vice to ac­tu­ally see the records).

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The site has army and mili­tia dis­charge records for the pe­riod which can be viewed on­line; Boer War records com­piled from a va­ri­ety of sources; de­tails of men of the 60th Foot 1854– 82; and ‘snap­shots’ of the army (which it calls world­wide in­dexes) from 1841, 1851, 1861 and 1871.

Forces War Records

This site fo­cuses on forces war records and mil­i­tary ge­neal­ogy through var­i­ous periods rang­ing from 1700 to 1945. Rel­e­vant to this era, you will find many tran­scribed medals rolls, as well as the Boer War ca­su­alty roll and de­tails of sol­diers who ap­pear in the 1861 cen­sus.

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